McQuaid/By S. Bradley

For the second time in five months Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid crashed into the end boards through no one’s fault but his own last night in Raleigh.

The undisclosed injury he suffered cost him the rest of the third period of the Bruins’ loss to Carolina, but it seems it won’t keep him from going to Chicago with the team.

Head coach Claude Julien said today on a day off in Raleigh that McQuaid was still being assessed by doctors but would travel with the team. Should McQuaid not be able to play against the Blackhawks Saturday night, look for rookie Matt Bartkowski to step in.

Meanwhile, center David Krejci continues to be day-to-day with a core injury. He will not join the team in the Windy City.