Peverley sent home for knee exam

MONTREAL -- Bruins winger Rich Peverley, who injured his right knee in the second period of Boston's 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, won't be joining his team on their trip to Winnipeg on Thursday and instead will head home for a further examination.

Coach Claude Julien addressed the media in the team hotel lobby before he and his team took off to Winnipeg.

“He’s going to go home and get it evaluated so that’s basically all I got,” Julien said. “We’re sending him home because we don’t know exactly what it is but it’s severe enough that it needs to be looked at by our doctors.”

Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill caught Peverley with a knee-on-knee hit in the middle frame and Peverley did not return to the game. Peverley finished with one assist in 13:07 of ice time.

Julien was asked about the fact the hit went uncalled.

“It doesn’t matter whether I like it or don’t like it,” Julien said. “I think that I don’t make the decisions... I’m done commenting with that stuff because it’s not worth it.”