The NHL fined Bruins forward Brad Marchand $2,500 Monday for slew-footing Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen last Monday in Pittsburgh. 

Marchand slew-footed Niskanen at 3:19 of the first period of the Bruins' victory, and immediately dropped the gloves with the defenseman for his second fight of the season. In addition to his fighting major, Marchand received a tripping minor.

This is the first time Marchand has been fined this season. He was suspended last season for elbowing Blue Jackets' forward R.J. Umberger in the head.  

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Gregory Campbell, who did not practice Monday for the Bruins, is in a walking boot and is considered questionable for Tuesday's game with an injury suffered when he was hit in the foot with a shot.

While Campbell may be out for the B's, the team did see the return of Daniel Paille to the ice. Paille, who suffered a concussion Thursday, said he has not been feeling symptoms and that he hopes to get back in the lineup this week. Bruins coach Claude Julien considers Paille day-to-day.

WILMINGTON -- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is out with a left leg injury, met with the media Monday at Ristuccia Arena and said that though he doesn't figure to play Monday against the Kings, he considers himself day-to-day. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that the defenseman will be out for at least a week, and that he could be kept out past Christmas if his recovery takes longer.

According to the official Bruins Twitter account, Zdeno Chara is "day-to-day" after having to leave Saturday night's 5-3 win over Columbus in the second period with what appeared to be a leg injury.

The tweet reads: "Update from the B's on Zdeno Chara: The #Bruins captain is day-to-day with a lower-body injury."

Chara suffered the injury after being checked by Antoine Vermette of the Blue Jackets.

The Bruins avoided a three-game losing streak, beating the team with the worst record in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-3, Saturday night in Columbus.

Leading the Bruins -- who fell into a 2-0 hole in the first period -- was Joe Corvo, who notched a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the third period. Zdeno Chara, Nathan Horton and Chris Kelly also lit the lamp for the visitors. Three of the scores came on the power-play for the B's.

If you’re in a scoreless game with less than two minutes and have Tim Thomas as your goaltender, you have to like your odds. 

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference checked in with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning for his weekly conversation, and he spent some time talking about the Tyler Seguin situation. The 19-year-old forward was held out of Tuesday night's game in Winnipeg for oversleeping and missing a team breakfast meeting that morning.

Ference was asked why he, as assistant captain, or one of the other veterans didn't make sure Seguin was awake and in attendance.

Following the team's 2-0 loss to the Panthers Thursday, Bruins coach Claude Julien did not have a definitive update on the status of forward Daniel Paille, who left the game after being hit into the boards by Krys Barch. 

Paille was slow to get up and was woozy in his movements, suggesting he could be concussed. Julien would not confirm a concussion following the game. 

Tomas Kopecky scored with 2:32 left in the third period to break a scoreless tie as the Panthers beat the Bruins, 2-0, Thursday night at TD Garden. Jose Theodore stopped all 40 shots to hand the Bruins their second straight loss, the first time Boston has lost consecutive games since dropping a home-and-home series with the Canadiens Oct. 27-29. 

The Bruins had their chances in the opening period, outshooting the Panthers, 9-1, to open the game. In addition, they hit three posts in the first 10 minutes as Jose Theodore kept Boston off the board. 

The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed defenseman Dougie Hamilton to an entry-level contract.

Hamilton, who is currently playing for the Niagara IceDogs, has 11 goals and 30 assists for 41 points this season and was named Defenseman of the Month for October. The 18-year-old will remain in the OHL this season, but figures to make a push for an NHL job next training camp.