The Boston Bruins will hit the ice for exhibition action on Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7PM. 

Today the team announced that they've planned an action of solidarity and support with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The team will lock arms during both the Canadian and United States national anthems for what sounds like the length of the playoffs. 

"Over the past several months we have been trying to educate ourselves and learn more about racial injustice in our country and around the world. As a team we have decided to lock arms during the playing of the United States and Canadian Anthems as a sign of solidarity with the Black community. 

This action is solely intended to be a positive sign of support for the Black community, and a way for us to use our platform to held end racism."

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara attended peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in Boston and said the experience was eye opening and really changes his views on the world. 

Check out the Bruins official statement below: