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Adam McQuaid practices, doesn’t want to rush it again

12.16.13 at 1:14 pm ET
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Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid

WILMINGTON — Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid returned to practice Monday as he tries to work his way back from a lower-body injury. McQuaid re-aggravated an injury that had previously kept him out eight games, and he has now missed the Bruins’ last six games.

The 27-year-old began skating again on Wednesday, with Monday marking his first time back with teammates on the ice.

“I’m coming along. Today is the first day with the team again,” McQuaid said. “Obviously it’s nice to take that step back out there with the guys and kind of do some line rush stuff and game action stuff. Very similar to last time, it’s just kind of a day-to-day process and see how things react.”

McQuaid said there was “a little bit of limitation” on the ice. He had said prior to initially returning from the injury last month that it was an injury he’d have to play through. This time, said he wants to be extra careful to not rush it and reinjure himself again.

“This time around, I want to make sure that there’s not that reaggravation,” he said. “I don’t want to be missing time again, so it’s really important to make sure that when I’m back I’m fully ready to go and not put myself in the position I did last time.”

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