Ference/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has battled the injury bug numerous times over the last couple seasons.

Now it might’ve bit him again.

Ference did not skate in the third period of Boston’s 7-5 win over Philadelphia after taking the last shift of the second period. Head coach Claude Julien said after the game that Ference was being evaluated and the team will probably have an update Friday.

With a plus-18, Ference entered the game as Boston’s leader in that department.