McQuaid (undisclosed) will be in the lineup when the Rangers host Carolina on Tuesday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. The 32-year-old slots back into the lineup after missing one game with an undisclosed injury. On the season, McQuaid has just three assists in 21 games while averaging 17:19 of ice time per night. Healthy or not, the Rangers' blueliner does not belong on your fantasy roster.
McQuaid -- who missed Saturday's matchup with Columbus due to an undisclosed injury -- remains questionable versus Carolina on Tuesday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. McQuaid's potential absence will stretch a defensive corps that will be without Frederik Claesson (shoulder) and Neal Pionk (lower body). Recent call-up Ryan Lindgren is slated to play regardless of McQuaid's availability, which means Brendan Smith would likely be the odd man out if McQuaid does suit up.
McQuaid contributed five PIM, five hits and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights. If you have McQuaid in your lineup, you're probably happy with this result, as the veteran blueliner's minuscule fantasy value is concentrated in his physical play. You have to go all the way back to 2010-11 to find the only season in which McQuaid scored more than 10 points, and he didn't exactly light the league on fire with 15 points as a member of the Bruins back then.
McQuaid (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will play Sunday versus the Golden Knights, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. McQuaid has sat out the last 21 games with this lower-body issue but has shaken it off. He's expected to line up in the bottom pairing and shouldn't be considered in fantasy formats with just two points in eight games this year.
McQuaid (lower body) won't play Friday against Arizona, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. McQuaid was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and will reportedly be ready to return "very soon," but he'll have to wait for Sunday's matchup with the Golden Knights for his next opportunity to do so, The hard-nosed blueliner's impending return will undoubtedly help shore up the Rangers' defense, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled 16 points in 123 appearances over the past three campaigns.
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