BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins will be without Adam McQuaid for the next three to four weeks after the defenseman suffered a shoulder strain on Tuesday night in Winnipeg.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, adding that McQuaid will return to Boston for further evaluation by the team’s medical staff.

McQuaid suffered the injury in the first period on Tuesday night against the Jets, when he skated toward a loose puck and tried to throw a body check on Eric Tangradi. The Jets forward outweighs McQuaid by more than 20 pounds and got the better of him, sending McQuaid awkwardly into the boards. McQuaid immediately grabbed at his left shoulder, and after a brief stop on the Bruins bench, ended up going to the locker room before intermission.

McQuaid has a goal, three assists and a plus-4 rating in 25 games this season.

The Bruins are already without Chris Kelly (broken tibia) for a long period and David Krejci (lower-body injury) for an unknown amount of time after he took a Johnny Boychuk shot off the leg on Sunday.


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