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Mar 30th 2012, 12:38

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Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun left Thursday's 3-2 Capitals win with injuries.

By Elise Amendola, AP

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is attended to by a trainer after he was checked hard in the boards by Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera Thursday.

McQuaid, who was hit hard in the boards by Jason Chimera during the first period, remained on the ice for several minutes and skated off slowly with an escort. He had a cut above the eye and didn't return. Chimera was given a five-minute charging major and ejected.

"He wasn't feeling quite right, and the doctors didn't want to take a chance of sending him back," coach Claude Julien said about McQuaid after the game, according to the team's website. "So we'll probably learn more (Friday).

"But for the obvious reasons that medical staff deals with those kind of things — the minute you don't feel right, they pull you out — so hopefully we'll get good news (Friday)."

McQuaid has had concussion issues in the past.

Vokoun left the game while the Capitals killed the penalty. He was in first game back after a six-game absence with a groin muscle injury. Michal Neuvirth finished up and got the win.

After the game, Capitals coach Dale Hunter said Vokoun was OK.

Both coaches addressed the Chimera hit after the game.

"The guy turned at the last second," Hunter said. "It's tough on the refs, I know that. "It's one of those things where it's tough for Chimera to stop."

Said Julien: "He came off the bench, and he was going hard, and maybe it was a little bit reckless, but there's no doubt in my mind that it wasn't intentional.

"Mac just turned at the last second and, you know, put himself in a bit of vulnerable position, but still, like, I agree with the referee's call: It was a bit of a reckless hit, and it deserved probably a five."

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