Friday, March 30, 2012
Updated: April 1, 10:20 PM ET
Bruins' Adam McQuaid sidelined
By James Murphy
Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid's left eye is swollen shut from an injury he suffered Thursday night and he will not travel with the team to New York for its games against the Islanders on Saturday and the Rangers on Sunday.
McQuaid got a cut over his eye after going face-first into the end boards behind the Boston net, the result of a hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera.
McQuaid was helped off the ice by teammates and did not return. Chimera was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct.
"I was looking at Adam, I saw that he was kind of not quite
responding well," Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who had words with Chimera outside the penalty box, said after the game.
Bruins coach Claude Julien said Friday that McQuaid is day to day.
"There's no concussion, just a bad cut," Julien said. "Hopefully when we get back, his eye will be a lot better, he'll be able to see, and go day to day from there."
The Bruins already were missing defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who sat out Thursday because of an infection resulting from a cut in his leg suffered in last weekend's 4-2 win over Los Angeles.
However, Seidenberg told the media he felt good and will travel with the team to New York. Neither he nor Julien ruled out the chance he could play Saturday or Sunday.