Nov 9, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) is helped off the ice by left wing Daniel Paille (20) and right wing Shawn Thornton (22) during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins’ Adam McQuaid suffered apparent right leg injury vs. Leafs


Early on in the Boston Bruins’ game against the Tornoto Meplae Leafs, B’s defenseman Adam McQuaid found himself leaving the ice shortly after taking it. That’s because early in the first period, McQuaid suffered what appeared to be a right leg injury.

As of last night, there were no further details about the injury. From an article on ESPN,

Bruins coach Claude Julien did not have an update on McQuaid after the game.

“It’s hard to give you a real good assessment after a game,” Julien said. “He didn’t come back because he couldn’t. We’ll give you more tomorrow when it’s a little bit clearer. Injuries, sometimes you’ve got to give it at least a day to calm down and see what the situation is.”

With 12:08 remaining in the first period, McQuaid was attempting to receive a pass behind the Boston net when he came up lame and dropped to the ice in obvious pain. He remained there until play was stopped. It appeared he was grabbing the groin/hip area of his right leg.

Boston still exited the TD Garden with a win, beating the Maple Leafs 3-1, despite McQuaid’s early exit.

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