McQuaid/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien this afternoon said defenseman Adam McQuaid skated this morning but will be unavailable for tonight’s game against Philadelphia.

McQuaid suffered a sprained neck in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Flyers and missed Game 3 Wednesday. This morning was his first time back on the ice.

In his place, veteran Shane Hnidy figures to skate as the sixth defenseman in tonight’s Game 4 at the TD Garden.