BOSTON — Yesterday Joe Corvo flat-out threatened Kyle Turris with revenge for the hit the Senators forward doled out Saturday night in the third period in Ottawa.
After obviously getting scolded by his organization and having some time to think about what he said, Corvo today defused the notion he was going to target Turris tonight when the Bruins host the Senators in a rematch at the TD Garden.
“Yeah, I definitely, obviously, said some things I probably shouldn’t have said,” said Corvo after the Bruins’ morning skate. “That was my first interview after the game. I didn’t do an interview after the game [Saturday], so I was just kind of letting off some steam. Obviously I’m not going to chase him around the ice and disrupt anything like that.
“I think it was just a selfish thing to say, an individualistic thing to say and I thought about it a lot last night. I felt bad about kind of putting myself ahead of the team. In terms of that, our main priority is to win a game, my main priority is to win a game, so whatever comes along with the game comes along with the game. I’m sorry I said it. And once you put it out there you can’t take it back. So like I said, I’ll focus on the game and that definitely was a little bit of foot-in-mouth syndrome.”
Corvo will be in the lineup tonight along with newcomer Mike Mottau, as the Bruins will only have six available defensemen. Head coach Claude Julien said he wants newcomer Greg Zanon to get a practice in before he plays a game.
Forward Brian Rolston is scheduled to be in Boston’s lineup as well. Expect him to center Jordan Caron and Benoit Pouliot. Shawn Thornton, who missed Saturday’s game because he’s been ill, should also be active for the Bruins.