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Tuukka Rask will make the trip to Washington, but Adam McQuaid won’t 04.15.12 at 6:59 pm ET
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The Bruins’ regulars stayed off the ice Sunday, as the team elected to rest up after playing overtime games Thursday and Saturday before Monday’s Game 3 against the Capitals.

At Sunday’s media availability, coach Claude Julien said that Tuukka Rask, who has missed the first two games of the series with an abdomen/groin injury, will make the trip to the nation’s capital. Adam McQuaid (upper-body) will not.

“He’s not going to make the trip,” Julien said. “He’s going to stay here and continue to get treatment because ight now he’s not ready to go on the ice, so he’s going to continue treatment. When he’s ready to start working out with the team then we’ll bring him with us.”

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Adam McQuaid misses practice again 04.13.12 at 2:19 pm ET
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Aside from David Krejci (stiff neck), defenseman Adam McQuaid was the only player missing from Friday’s Bruins practice. He hasn’t skated all week, so it would appear his status for Saturday’s Game 2 against the Capitals would be unlikely.

McQuaid is still dealing with an upper-body injury. He has not played since April 5.

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Adam McQuaid to miss Game 1 vs. Capitals with upper-body injury 04.11.12 at 12:36 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins finally gave a little more news on Adam McQuaid.

McQuaid missed practice for the third straight day Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. After the skate, B’s coach Claude Julien announced that McQuaid, who is dealing with an upper-body injury, will not be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Capitals Thursday.

Johnny Boychuk and Tuukka Rask practiced for the B’s once again, with Julien saying the team will make a decision on Boychuk’s status Thursday

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Adam McQuaid misses third straight practice at 10:51 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The lines and attendees of Wednesday’s practice was unchanged for the Bruins, as Adam McQuaid remained the only absence. McQuaid is still out with what the team is calling an upper-body injury.

Here are the lines:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot – Chris Kelly – Brian Rolston
Daniel Paille/Jordan Caron – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara – Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference – Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon – Joe Corvo

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Proactive Claude Julien says ‘nothing’s changed’ with Adam McQuaid 04.10.12 at 1:05 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Adam McQuaid was once again absent from Bruins practice on Tuesday as he continues to deal with what the team is calling an upper-body injury.

Things got testy between coach Claude Julien and the media Monday regarding the defenseman’s status and what the identity of the injury, and on Tuesday Julien addressed injuries prior to taking questions.

“Guys, before we get going,” Julien said, “Injury update: It’s the same as yesterday. Nothing’s changed, and that’s where we are.”

McQuaid was initially hurt when he went into the end boards head-first in the Bruins’ March 29 game against the Capitals on a hit from Capitals winger Jason Chimera. The defenseman cut his eye on the play, which led to swelling. He tried to return last Thursday against the Senators while wearing a visor, but left the game in the second period. The team considers him to be day-to-day.

Johnny Boychuk (knee) and Tuukka Rask (abdomen/groin) both practiced Tuesday for the second consecutive day.

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Adam McQuaid absent again, Bruins work on power play at 11:28 am ET
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WILMINGTON – Adam McQuaid was once again absent from Bruins’ practice Tuesday, as the defenseman is still out with what the team is now calling an upper-body injury.

The lines and defensive pairings were the same as Monday, and both Tuukka Rask and Johnny Boychuk were on the ice with full participation. Mike Mottau served as the seventh defenseman.

Here are the lines and defensive pairings:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot – Chris Kelly – Brian Rolston
Daniel Paille/Jordan Caron – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara – Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference – Johnny Boychuk
Greg Zanon – Joe Corvo

The B’s got a good amount of power play work in as well. The units are as follows.

PP1: Chara, Corvo, Krejci, Lucic, Rolston
PP2: Seidenberg, Peverley, Bergeron, Marchand, Seguin

According to the Washington Post, here are the lines from Tuesday’s practice. Note that Marcus Johansson is not on the first line with Alexander Ovechkin and Brooks Laich. Instead, Troy Brouwer is skating on the right wing on Washington’s top line.

Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer
Chimera-Backstrom-Semin
Hendricks-Beagle-Johansson
Aucoin-Perreault-Ward
Knuble, Halpern and Eakin working as extras

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hamrlik-Green
Schultz-Wideman
Erskine-Orlov

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Secretive Claude Julien says Adam McQuaid’s status is ‘up in the air’ 04.09.12 at 1:03 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Adam McQuaid did not participate in Monday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, the only notable absence for the B’s as they prepare for the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

McQuaid went into the end boards head-first in the Bruins’ March 29 game against the Capitals, with the Bruins defenseman cutting his eye, which led to swelling. He tried to return last Thursday against the Senators while wearing a visor, but left the game in the second period.

The plot thickened a bit regarding his actual injury after Monday’s practice, as Claude Julien would not term McQuaid’s injury an eye injury, but an “upper-body injury.” Asked whether the team was treating the injury as a concussion, Julien declined response.

Peter [Chiarelli] addressed [McQuaid's status] yesterday, and every day we keep going back to the same guys,” Julien said. “It’s day-to-day. It’s playoff time, and it’s day-to-day, so that’s all I’m going to say about it.”

Both Johnny Boychuk and Tuukka Rask returned to practice Monday. Rask faced shots, while Boychuk took regular turns in line rushes and took physical contact. Julien feels the two players are headed in the right direction, but noted it’s a tougher call with McQuaid.

“His situation is up in the air,” Julien said. “It could be resolved soon or later. Right now, as I told you guys the other day, we’re use being cautious. He’s day-to-day, and cautious is the approach we’ve taken.”

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