Adam McQuaid hurt in Game 2 win

Updated: May 3, 2011, 12:47 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Injured Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will return to Boston with the team following their 3-2 overtime win in Game 2 against the Flyers on Monday night, but there's no specific update on his condition after he was injured late in the first period when he slammed headfirst in the boards.

He was taken to Jefferson Hospital for evaluation.

"Adam is coming back home with us," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "He's on his way back after he was sent to the hospital for further evaluation. I don't know the details, but we'll share with you guys tomorrow if we can. But he's coming back with us and that's a good sign."

The scary moment occurred with 2:29 remaining in the first period when McQuaid slammed headfirst into the boards behind the Boston net.

He remained motionless on the ice for a few minutes and needed to be attended to by team trainer Don DelNegro. Forunately, he was able to skate off the ice with the help of teammates Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic, then needed help to the locker room.

McQuaid was attempting to hit the Flyers' Mike Richards, but he missed, got his leg tied up and fell headfirst into the boards. He did not return and was taken to the local hospital.

"Yeah, it was not fun to see," said Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference. "Those are the ones that are scary when a guy gets tripped up on his own, so I hope he is okay and we have a lot of guys that can log a lot of minutes and play; you can go right down the list and things like that. It was good, but I think we got stuck a couple times but we were able to sort ourselves out."

Boston leads the series 2-0.

Joe McDonald covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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