Bruins’ McQuaid out 3-4 weeks after Tangradi hit (w/video)

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The Boston Bruins have announced that defenseman Adam McQuaid will be out for up to a month with a shoulder injury.

“Adam sustained a shoulder strain and will return to Boston for further evaluation by the Bruins medical staff,” B’s GM Peter Chiarelli said in a statement. “It is anticipated that he may be out 3-4 weeks.”

McQuaid, 26, was hurt during Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Winnipeg on this hit by Jets forward Eric Tangradi:

It was only McQuaid’s second shift of the game, and he appeared to be in serious discomfort before leaving the ice (and the game) for good.

McQuaid has a goal, three assists and a plus-4 rating in 25 games this season, and will now be shelved alongside a pair of injured Bruins — Chris Kelly (broken tibia) and David Krejci (lower body).

CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports there’ll be no immediate move to recall someone from AHL Providence to replace McQuaid. It’s likely that veteran defenseman Aaron Johnson will draw into the lineup.