BOSTON — Boston Bruins general nanager Peter Chiarelli issued an update on defenceman Adam McQuaid on the NHL team's website.
"Adam sustained a shoulder strain and will return to Boston for further evaluation by the Bruins medical staff. It is anticipated that he may be out three to four weeks."
McQuaid has skated in 25 games this season and has registered one goal and three assists with 49 penalty minutes.
The Cornwall, P.E.I. defenceman and Winnipeg forward Eric Tangradi collided in the corner during McQuaid’s first shift of the game.
According to Comcast Sportsnet in Boston, that collision knocked the 6-foot-5 blue-liner awkwardly into the boards and his left shoulder appeared to absorb the brunt of the impact.
McQuaid immediately skated toward the Bruins bench while delicately holding his left arm stable, Bruins reporter Joe Haggerty says on the website.
McQuaid went to the Bruins dressing room during the next TV timeout and was ruled out for a return because of an “upper body injury’’.
He has had a history of neck problems from a series of head-first tumbles into the boards over the last few years.
McQuaid also had offseason surgery for a blood clot in his right arm, but Haggerty said that appears to be unrelated to the issue he was suffering from on Tuesday night.