McQuaid helped from ice after hit into glass against Capitals

The Associated Press comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on January 5, 2016

Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid was injured in the second period when he was checked headfirst into the glass Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals.

McQuaid was skating after a loose puck in the Boston zone when he took a hit from Washington's Zach Sill about 5 minutes into the second period. McQuaid was facing the boards when Sill arrived and the hit drove McQuaid's forehead into the glass.

McQuaid stayed down for several minutes before he was helped from the ice and to the locker room.

Boston fans booed when there was no penalty on the play.

McQuaid did not return and Boston coach Claude Juliene said didn't have an update on his condition after the game.

Washington coach Barry Trotz said the hit may have looked bad, but it appeared to be clean.

“That's just a hockey play. Unfortunately McQuaid got hurt,” Trotz said. “But that's 100 per cent a hockey play and that was absolutely the right call.”