Bruins announce pledge to pay arena workers during stoppage
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The Boston Bruins have put together a plan to pay part-time TD Garden staff if the NHL's coronavirus-induced hiatus results in full game cancellations, the team announced Saturday.

"The Jacobs family has established a $1.5-million fund for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden part-time gameday associates who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular-season Bruins games are not played. We thank our associates for their patience and understanding while we worked through the complexity of this unprecedented situation," the team statement reads.

The Bruins are the last of 31 NHL teams to announce compensation for their workers. On Thursday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called out the organization's lack of action.

"I just want them to act, I just want them to step up and do something," Healey told the Boston Herald's Marisa Ingemi. "Do something for their workers. Every other (NHL) team has said they are going to provide financial support for hourly workers who have been hurt by this, and that runs the range of paying their salaries or paying for their living expenses … I just want them to act now."

The NHL announced the suspension of the 2019-20 season on March 13.

The Bruins currently sit atop the frozen NHL standings with 100 points through 70 games.

Bruins announce pledge to pay arena workers during stoppage
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