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Bruins’ blue liner McQuaid hurt against Leafs (Updated)

Nov 9, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

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Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was taken to the dressing room after appearing to suffer an injury in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

McQuaid was playing the puck behind his own net, when he suddenly stopped skating and fell to the ice. He couldn’t put much, if any, pressure on his right leg as he was helped off the ice by his teammates.

Prior to getting hurt, McQuaid was involved in a spirited scrap with Frazer McLaren just before the two-minute mark of the first period.

Updated: McQuaid will not return to tonight’s game, according to the Bruins’ official Twitter account.

  1. sabatimus - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Looked like a pulled quad or groin. Betting he’ll be out for a week.

  2. thehabsnation - Nov 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    McLaren is garbage he fights like a huge giant that takes 30mins to get his swing in.

  3. shortsxit34 - Nov 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Weird play. He got nailed in the calf with a puck, but there wasn’t enough impact to cause much of an injury. The puck hit him mid stride, so it must have done something to mess up his stride, whether a groin or hip flexor.

  4. nunan - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Tough break for him especially because he is the one most at risk of losing his roster spot. If Bartkowski steps up and plays really well, McQuaid will be the 7th man..which isn’t a bad thing, just a showcase of some of the depth the Bs have.

    • bostonfan96 - Nov 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      I don’t think so. McQuaid is a good D-man who the B’s seem to like very much. I doubt his job is in much jeopardy. I think his injury will allow more time for Bart to play, but I doubt Bart will take his job. The B’s seem to like their D rotation right now, I doubt they would willingly kick McQuaid out of there unless forced to do so by injury. He has too much experience and I believe pairs very well with Krug to be benched unless due to injury. I hope his injury is minor and not a season threatening one.

      • nunan - Nov 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        I think it is, or was, a three way battle for the final two spots (Krug, Bart, McQuaid). I like McQuaid, but if Bartkowski comes into his own, as Krug has, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if McQuaid sits. What if Bartkowski provides the strong D that McQuaid does but with more offensive input? We’ll see. Like I said, it’s a good problem to have and I like the element McQuaid brings to the team. I don’t think it would be shocking at all to see him in there less though. Bartkowski has been pushing for a spot for a while. McQuaid has always been the one who he would replace, if anyone. Not going to be Boychuk, Chara, Seids, or Krug at this point.

    • rkdjr - Nov 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      I don’t think mcquaid has any worries about his job. He is solid on the blueline and will back up his teammates in a heartbeat…besides the next time some goon takes a run at Bergeron or anyone else who gonna step in…..krug????? Hamilton???? Or maybe marchand

      • nunan - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        I agree with everything there, except the first sentence. Just saying there is a chance Bartkowski plays his way into a roster spot…and if he does, it will be McQuaid’s. I also don’t think the Bruins determine their line-up by who can step up to ‘goonery’.

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