That’s what SI’s Ian Thomsen just Tweeted. Thomsen is at the Garden for the premiere of the HBO movie “Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals.” Pierce is there too, and has told people (according to Thomsen) that he’ll sit for about a week to rest his injured thumb.
In case you couldn’t tell from my post earlier today, I think this is the right call—and an obvious call.
Over the next week, the C’s play:
vs. New York (tomorrow)
vs. Cleveland (Thursday)
vs. New Jersey (Saturday)
@ Detroit (Tuesday)
That’s a potential 3-1 stretch even without Pierce, and if it ends up being 1-3 instead of 3-1, fine. It’s more important to get the bodies as healthy as possible for May.