The 24-year-old National Women’s Hockey League player, critically injured during the Women’s Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium, sent a video message to the TD Garden crowd Thursday night before the Boston Bruins took on the Vancouver Canucks.
Laing thanked fans for their outpouring love and support and had a special thank you for Bruins captain Zdeno Chara — who paid Laing a visit in the hospital this week.
Her sisters then took center ice for the ceremonial puck drop with Chara and Canucks captain Daniel Sedin.
Check out the entire ceremony as aired on NESN. (Note: If the video below does not play, refresh your page.)