McQuaid told the media Tuesday that he suffered a neck injury in Game 2 against Ottawa that kept him out for the remainder of the series. Neck injuries can be tricky; it's unclear how severe McQuaid's is, but he'll have plenty of time to recover before training camp rolls around in the fall. The 30-year-old maintained his reputation as a defensive-minded blueliner during the 2016-17 campaign, managing just two goals and eight assists in 77 regular-season games while adding a plus-4 rating. With a slew of young, talented defensemen in the Bruins' system, it will be interesting to see where (or whether) McQuaid fits in next season.
McQuaid (upper body) won't play in Game 6 against Ottawa. The defenseman has missed the last three games after leaving Game 2 due to injury. He's not much of a scoring threat, with only 10 points in 77 regular-season games, but his physicality is a major part of the Bruins' defense, and his 157 hits will be missed.
McQuaid (upper body) will not be available for Friday's matchup with the Senators. McQuaid figures to miss his third consecutive outing since logging a mere 2:47 of ice time in Game 2. The 30-year-old could have played his final game of the 2016-17 campaign if the Bruins are unable to extend the series to a Game 6. Boston has not provided a timeline for the blueliner's return, so it's uncertain when he might be ready to go.
McQuaid (upper body) was not present for Tuesday's practice, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Nor was Torey Krug, which implies that he and McQuaid are further from a return than either Brandon Carlo (who skated on his own before the session) or Colin Miller (who was able to practice Tuesday). McQuaid's not a big fantasy factor in leagues that don't record hits, blocks and PIM, but his rugged play and sound defensive work are missed by the Bruins, who trail the Senators 2-1 in their first-round playoff matchup.
McQuaid (upper body) won't play Monday against the Senators, the Boston Globe reports. With Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Colin Miller also ailing, the Bruins figure to call upon either Tommy Cross or Matt Grzelcyk to fill out of the team's back line Monday. With just two goals and 10 points in 77 games this past season, McQuaid's not a fantasy factor in leagues that don't factor in hits, blocks and PIM, but his rugged play and sound positioning are assets to the team's defense in real terms.
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