The swelling has gone down on the right side of Blair Betts' face and he rode the stationary bicycle for 20 minutes today, his first physical activity since suffering a concussion from a Donald Brashear hit in Game 6. Betts, who will be an unrestricted free agent, said he will not need facial surgery because of a broken orbital bone.
Brashear was suspended for six games but Betts said he would have preferred if Brashear had been given a two- or five-minute penalty for what Betts described as a "late hit," something that would have helped the Rangers at the immediate time. Brashear did not play in Game 7 but wasn't likely to anyway.
Still, given every opportunity to take offense at Brashear's actions, Betts did not express any anger.