PHILADELPHIA — After being taken to a Philadelphia hospital after falling head-first into the boards late in the first period, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will travel back to Boston with the team, Bruins coach Claude Julien  said after Boston’s 3-2 overtime win.
McQuaid was shaken after tripping over the leg of Mike Richards  and falling into the boards. He was tended to on the ice by Bruins medical staff before being helped off by teammates Milan Lucic  and Zdeno Chara  and taken to a Philadelphia hospital.
“Adam is coming back home with us,” Julien said. “He’s on his way back. He was sent to the hosital for further evaluation. I don’t know the [complete] details but he’s coming back with us and that’s a good sign in itself. Our D did a great job of stepping up.”
The Bruins were forced to play with five defenseman for the rest of the game, including overtime. Dennis Seidenberg  played 36 minutes while Chara played 31 minutes and had to leave briefly after a long shift in overtime before returning.