McQuaid will play Monday in Ottawa despite needing 25 stitches after having his neck cut by a skate Saturday. The blueliner doesn't have much fantasy value, with eight points in 60 games, but if grit were a category, he'd be a stud. That said, four of his eight points have come in the past nine games, so an offensive breakthrough could be developing.
McQuaid required 25 stitches after having his neck cut by a skate in Saturday's game against the Devils, but he expects to play in Monday's contest against the Senators. His official status should arrive Monday, but early indications are that he won't miss additional time because of the injury despite the massive amount of stitches. While his toughness can't be understated, the blueliner's fantasy appeal only slightly increases in leagues that count stats such as hits (126) and blocked shots (106).
McQuaid scored his second goal of the season in Sunday's win over Montreal. McQuaid has points in back-to-back games, but he remains not much of a fantasy contributor. The 30-year-old helps in some fantasy leagues with his 60 PIM, but he isn't known for his offense and has never surpassed 15 points in his career. The second-pairing blueliner remains more valuable to the Bruins than he ever will be to fantasy goers.
McQuaid scored a goal, added an assist and blocked three shots during Monday's loss to Detroit. This was just the second game all season that McQuaid found the scoresheet, so it would be ill-advised to expect many more multi-point showings going forward. Still, while the offensive numbers are almost certain to remains underwhelming (if not non-existent), McQuaid's 47 penalty minutes, 94 hits and 73 blocked shots carry value in some fantasy settings.
McQuaid (upper body) was paired with Torey Krug during Thursday's morning skate. McQuaid -- who was forced out of Tuesday's win over the Blues with an unspecified injury -- is thus on track to suit up Thursday night against the Predators, while fellow blueliner Colin Miller will likely miss the game and be replaced in the Bruins' lineup by John-Michael Liles. With just one assist in 39 games to date, McQuaid's fantasy utility is limited to formats where his PIM (42), hits (87) and blocks (62) help out.
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