BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien explained today at a TD Garden press conference that defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a sprained neck last night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia.
The coach classified McQuaid as day-to-day and would not comment further on his availability for tomorrow night’s Game at TD Garden, where the Bruins will try to go up 3-0 on the Flyers.
The Bruins did not practice today and instead opted for off-ice workouts and soccer.
McQuaid hit the end boards headfirst after missing a check on Flyers center late in the first period. He did not return to the game and actually went to the hospital for evaluation.
If McQuaid can’t go, Shane Hnidy, who filled in for Zdeno Chara in Game 2 of the first round, would be his likely replacement. Julien said that rookie Steven Kampfer started skating today but is “still going to be a while.”