McQuaid taken to hospital

Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid lies on the ice after going head first into the boards during Game 2...

Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid lies on the ice after going head first into the boards during Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers in Philadelphia, Penn., May 2, 2011. (YouTube)

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PHILADELPHIA - Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid left Game 2's 3-2 win against the Flyers with an apparent head injury.

The injury occurred with about 2 1/2 minutes to play in the first period Monday when McQuaid attempted to check Philadelphia forward Mike Richards near the Boston net.

McQuaid had him lined up, but Richards stepped out of the way and McQuaid went crashing into the back boards head-first.

After several minutes on the ice, McQuaid was helped into the locker room. The team said he was taken to Jefferson Hospital in downtown Philadelphia for evaluation.

McQuaid has three assists and is a plus-four in Boston's eight playoff games this year.

Boston now has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.


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