Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was absent from practice Tuesday and has been ruled out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury, the team announced.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Hamilton returned to Boston for further evaluation. There is no timetable for his return.

Hamilton was injured during the Bruins’ shootout loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He was then sidelined during the Bruins’ loss to the Lightning the next day.