Bruins, Canadiens will auction jerseys for Denna Laing

Prior to puck drop at the Bell Centre, the Habs and Bruins paid tribute to Boston Pride’s Denna Laing. Laing suffered a severe spinal cord injury during the Outdoor Women’s Classic in December.

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will auction off autographed, game-worn jerseys from Tuesday night’s game to raise money for the women’s hockey player who was paralyzed at the Winter Classic.

Denna Laing crashed into the boards at Gillette Stadium in an exhibition the day before the NHL’s showcase game on New Year’s Day. Laing’s family says she has limited feeling in her arms and none in her legs.

The 24-year-old Laing played at Princeton and for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League. She works as a witness victim advocate at the Essex district attorney’s office.

Earlier, the Bruins announced that they would donate at least $200,000 to help Laing’s recovery.