St. Louis Blues forward Andy McDonald was injured in practice Tuesday and needed help to get off the ice and into the locker room.
McDonald reportedly was injured during a drill when he collided with forward Vladimir Sobotka. McDonald was not able to put any pressure on his left leg as he was helped off the ice. He later limped to the locker room under his own power.
Teammate Alexander Steen had left practice moments earlier with an upper-body injury after a battle scrum in which his helmet popped off.
The Blues recalled forward Andrew Murray under emergency conditions from their AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told the media that the severity of the injuries won't be determined until Wednesday. The Blues are off until they host Chicago on Thursday night.
"Unfortunately when those two guys went down kind of took out from another really good practice," Hitchcock said. "We'll see where they're at tomorrow. We had a lot of fun, guys were working hard, we're really accomplishing a lot here, so hopefully we can take a good lineup into the game on Thursday."
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk