Boston Bruins

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Trent Frederic #11 of the Boston Bruins looks on against the Washington Capitals during the second period of the game at Capital One Arena on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The Bruins were unable to escape Tuesday’s physical victory over the Senators unscathed, as the team lost fourth-line forward Trent Frederic after two periods due to an upper-body injury.

There’s no mystery as to the play that left Frederic reeling, either, as the 6-foot-3, 210-pound forward took a gigantic hit from the Senators’ Josh Brown at center ice after receiving a pass from Charlie McAvoy.

Sent down to the ice with a loud thud, Frederic got up and tried to rejoin the play, but was noticeable wobbly, and eventually made his way back to the Boston bench.

It would be the last anybody saw Frederic in the contest, ending his night with two hits and a takeaway in 6:07 of time on ice, and without much of a postgame update.

“Upper body,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said after the victory. “Obviously [Wednesday] we’ll have a better idea.”

A staple at left wing on Boston’s fourth line, Frederic has totaled one assist and 14 shots in 10 games. Frederic’s 23 hits also rank as the second-most on the team behind Connor Clifton’s team-leading 30 hits.

Should Frederic miss any additional time, the Bruins will have to hope that their targeted timeline on Nick Foligno (and maybe Anton Blidh) does indeed lead to a potential Thursday night return.

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