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McQuaid (lower-body) doubtful to play Monday night

Nov 10, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

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Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid may not be ready to go on Monday night when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning.’s Joe Haggerty reports McQuaid missed practice on Sunday and is doubtful to play because of a lower-body injury. He went down to the ice untouched on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs with what appeared to be a leg injury and did not return.

Matt Bartkowski would take McQuaid’s spot in the lineup if he can’t play. Bartkowski has appeared in four games this season notching one assist and a minus-3 rating. According to Haggerty, he was paired up with Torey Krug at today’s practice.

Injuries were a problem for McQuaid last season as he missed 16 games due to a hit from Winnipeg’s Eric Tangradi. McQuaid was a Masterton Trophy finalist last season after overcoming a dangerous blood clot problem that could’ve ended his career.

  1. hockeyflow33 - Nov 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    That injury looked bad, I’d be shocked if he isn’t out for awhile.

  2. bruinsfan55 - Nov 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Quaider hopefully doesn’t miss to many game. Should be back this week hopefully.

  3. dropthepuckeh - Nov 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Thankfully the Bruins actually have some depth with these young guys on defense. I love McQuaid and hope he returns soon but there are times where he isn’t in the top 6 D for the B’s. Injuries being a part of the game allow the young guys to get some ice and experience. Not a bad thing.

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