OTTAWA (AP) _ Boston Bruins forward Jason Allison has torn cartilage in his wrist, and he could need surgery if it continues to worsen.

Allison, who played in Thursday night's 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators, said one doctor told him to rest, while another told him he needed surgery.

``There are all kinds of tears in the muscle,'' he said Wednesday, a day after an MRI revealed the damage. ``There are different options. If it gets better, I can play with it and rest it on the off days. If it doesn't, I'll have to take a little time off to get the swelling down.''

Allison, who will continue to play for now, said the injury worsened when he took faceoffs on opening night against Carolina on Saturday.

``I've been battling on faceoffs,'' he said Thursday. ``(Faceoffs) are something I have to make my game better. I have to get a little stronger.''