Bruins defenseman Derek Morris won't play in Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leads due to an undisclosed injury, and rookie Adam McQuaid will take his place, making his NHL debut.
Coach Claude Julien said that Morris' status is "day-to-day" and wouldn't disclose the injury. However, Morris played a season-high 27:28 against the Blackhawks Friday night in Chicago, and was seen limping in the locker room afterward, according to CSNNE.com.
"There's no doubt it's going to put a little more pressure on the back end, but this is a team where everybody is going to work there together to compensate for what we don't have on the back end," Julien told CSNNE.com. "That doesn't mean the guys that we put in there aren't good players. It'll be a nice to see McQuaid in there and let him start his NHL career."