BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien announced on Tuesday that defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a "sprained neck" in their Game 2 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
McQuaid went to put a hit on Mike Richards inside the Bruins' zone, but Richards got out of the way just before contact was made, and McQuaid fell head-first into the boards.
"Everything, so far, has come out negative, so he's going to be a day-to-day player right now," said Julien.
If McQuaid does have to miss some time, it looks as if Shane Hnidy would be McQuaid's immediate replacement. Julien also announced on Tuesday that rookie defenseman Steve Kampfer isn't quite ready to return, even though he began skating today, after suffering a knee injury last month while in Providence.
"He's going to be a while," said Julien.
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WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.
Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.
After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.
Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.
Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.