McQuaid leaves game due to injury

BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered what appeared to be a right leg injury early in the first period and did not return as Boston defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Saturday night at TD Garden.

Bruins coach Claude Julien did not have an update on McQuaid after the game.

"It's hard to give you a real good assessment after a game," Julien said. "He didn't come back because he couldn't. We'll give you more tomorrow when it's a little bit clearer. Injuries, sometimes you've got to give it at least a day to calm down and see what the situation is."

With 12:08 remaining in the first period, McQuaid was attempting to receive a pass behind the Boston net when he came up lame and dropped to the ice in obvious pain. He remained there until play was stopped. It appeared he was grabbing the groin/hip area of his right leg.

Early in the first period, McQuaid dropped the gloves with the Maple Leafs' David Clarkson in a spirited bout only 1:48 into the game.