BOSTON — Last season, Adam McQuaid was with the Bruins’ Providence farm club when Johnny Boychuk was waiting to crack the NHL lineup.
The injury bug bit Boston’s back end so much in the 2009-10 season, a lot of doors of opportunity opened for a young defenseman to grad some NHL experience.
Adam McQuaid barged right through that door and proved he could be a pretty reliable third-pair player.
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.”
PHILADELPHIA — It’s all but certain that a “lower-body” injury suffered in the first period of Game 3 against Philadelphia will keep defenseman Adam McQuaid out of the Bruins’ Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday night.
“[He’s] very doubtful for tomorrow, but then will be a day-to-day situation,” said head coach Claude Julien, who gave most of his team a day off the ice.
BOSTON – Throughout his 19 regular-season games with Boston, defenseman Adam McQuaid didn’t shy away from much.
The rookie averaged just a shade more than 10 minutes per game while filling in on the Bruins’ injury-ravaged back end, but still found the time to record his first NHL goal and throw down the gloves three times en route to fighting majors.
Through two games of the Bruins’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Buffalo, McQuaid’s ice time has been about the same but the on-ice atmosphere of the playoffs has been different than what he was getting used to in the regular season. (more…)