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Adam McQuaid has missed the Bruins' last four games. (AP)

Adam McQuaid has missed the Bruins’ last four games. (AP)

Boston Bruins’ Adam McQuaid, left, drives to the net as New York Islanders’ Evgeni Nabokov makes a save during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Bridgeport, Conn., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)