BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference suffered a lower-body injury in tonight’s 6-3 win over Edmonton at the TD Garden, according to head coach Claude Julien.
Ference played two shifts in the second period and was not heard from again.
Also Bruins forward Rich Peverley didn’t play at all due to his undisclosed injury. He took the morning skate Thursday and practiced Wednesday but did not take the pregame warm-up.
“He’s a guy that’s practiced the last few days and skated again this morning. It was a tough decision, but I guess from the medical standpoint of it, they really preferred that we took our time with him and sat him out tonight,” said Julien.
Zach Hamill replaced Peverley and impressed with an assist and a plus-2 rating in 9:27 of ice time. He also drew two Oilers penalties.