McQuaid comes out of hiding

McQuaid

WILMINGTON, Mass. — As is the tradition in the playoffs, injured players are sequestered when there’s media access to the dressing room.

Today Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was allowed out in public for the first time since he left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia Wednesday with a lower-body injury.

“It’s basically[day-to-day],” he said. “I’m feeling a little better than I was, so I’m just taking it day by day.”

McQuaid skated just two shifts in the Bruins’ 4-1 win in that game. On one, he missed a pass back to the point. On the second, he fumbled a steal at the blue line that sent the Flyers on a 2-on-1 that led to their only goal.

“I was saying to some of the guys, it was kind of a nightmarish kind of game. I was disappointed with how it went and how it ended [for me],” he said.

McQuaid said he was hit awkwardly into the boards behind the net. He wasn’t sure if he would “come around” or need to sit out the rest of the contest.

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