Coming off another loss in which they blew a lead in the third period, the Bruins are faced with some tough news on the injury front today.
Defenseman and enforcer Adam McQuaid is reportedly going to miss 3-4 weeks with a shoulder injury he suffered in the first period of last night's game in a collision with the Jet's Eric Tangradi, leaving the team's defensive corps short-handed for the remainder of the game.
|Adam McQuaid will miss 3-4 weeks after hurting his shoulder during last night's game|
That defensive unit would falter in the third as the Jets scored twice to overcome a 1-0 deficit at the beginning of the final frame. While Tuukka should take some of the blame, the defenseman on the ice once again looked tired and often out of place down the stretch.
With McQuaid out potentially for a month, the injuries are starting to pile up for the Bruins. Chris Kelly remains sidelined with a leg injury, and David Krejci's status remains up in the air after he took a slapshot to the lower body this past weekend against the Penguins.
Already immersed in a brutal stretch of the season where mental and physical fatigue are starting to set in; the arrival of the injury bug is poorly timed. The team will have to show serious toughness and other players will have to step up to fill in for the regulars who are sidelined for the time being.