The Bruins will shut Adam McQuaid down for two to three weeks as he recovers from what Peter Chiarelli finally revealed to be a quad strain. McQuaid has missed 31 games with what the team had previously only called a lower-body injury.
‘We’re going to shut him down for two to three weeks,” Chiarelli said. “His injury, while it keeps healing, he has setbacks, so we’re going to give him rest two to three weeks and see where he is after that.”
McQuaid was close to returning to the lineup last week before suffering his latest setback. He hasn’t played since Jan. 19 against the Blackhawks.
“He’s got a quad strain. He was really close — you’ve heard Claude [Julien ] say [he was] ready and ready to go and stuff, and he had good sessions over the break. He just reaggravated it.”
Chiarelli said that the team is not currently considering surgery. The Bruins GM compared McQuaid’s situation to that of Jared Knight a season ago. Knight dealt with a hamstring injury last season that limited him to just 12 games last season between the AHL and ECHL. The team ended up shutting down Knight for a two-week stretch after a reaggravation.
The Bruins acquired a pair of defensemen Wednesday in Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter. Both can play the right side, though the team currently has Kevan Miller playing on the third pair in McQuaid’s place.
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