Top Adam McQuaid News

  • Adam McQuaid: Hangs up skates

    McQuaid announced his retirement from the NHL on Saturday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.

    McQuaid appeared in 512 regular-season games, racking up 16 goals and 57 helpers to go with 694 PIM. He won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011. McQuaid produced nine points in 68 playoff contests over his 10-year NHL career, which saw him split the 2018-19 campaign between the Rangers and Blue Jackets after leaving Boston.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Misses postseason

    McQuaid missed the final 15 games of the 2018-19 campaign due to a head injury.

    McQuaid was unable to suit up during the postseason, making him a rather disappointing trade deadline addition for a team that went all in on a deep playoff run. The 32-year-old blueliner should get some offers come free agency, probably in the range of the $2.75 million he earned this season. Not exactly an offensive force, he's only reached the 15-point mark once in his career, McQuaid won't provide much in term of value in most fantasy formats.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Remains unavailable

    McQuaid (head) didn't travel to Boston with his teammates ahead of Thursday's Game 1 against the Bruins, Brian Hedger of reports.

    McQuaid has been sidelined since the end of March with a suspected concussion, and there's still no telling when he might be ready to return. The gritty blueliner will need to be cleared to practice before getting the green light to rejoin the lineup, so he should be considered out indefinitely until that occurs.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Still sidelined

    McQuaid (head) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 against Pittsburgh.

    McQuaid has been sidelined since March 30 due to a head injury and the Blue Jackets have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his recovery. Either way, the veteran blueliner only totaled seven points in 50 appearances during the regular season, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his availability.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Out for Game 3

    McQuaid (head) will not be in Sunday's lineup against the Lightning, Dan Rosen of reports.

    As he's expected to have a concussion, McQuaid's return is still a bit of a mystery. He has no clear timetable to get back to action but his next chance will be Tuesday for Game 4.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Return up in air

    McQuaid (head) is still without a return timetable, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Speaking to the media Saturday, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen offered no update on McQuaid, as the Columbus defenseman remains sidelined with a suspected concussion. Kekalainen's words essentially rule out a Game 3 return for McQuaid, who has already missed the series' first two games

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Left behind

    McQuaid (head) didn't travel with the team for Games 1 and 2 versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday and Friday, Brian Hedger of reports.

    While McQuaid is still expected to be out long term, the fact that he didn't make the trip confirms he will miss the next two games. At this point, the blueliner could be facing the prospect of missing the postseason entirely and should be considered doubtful at best when the club returns to Columbus for Games 3 and 4. In order to bolster their blue-line depth, the Jackets promoted Adam Clendening from AHL Cleveland.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Not close to returning

    McQuaid (head) has not shown signs of progress in his recovery, Brian Hedger of reports.

    McQuaid last played on Mar. 28, and considering his slow recovery, the defenseman will likely start the playoffs on the shelf. Columbus' first game against the Lightning in Round 1 comes Wednesday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Slated to miss final road trip

    McQuaid (head) isn't expected to make the journey to New York for the start of the team's two-game road trip Friday and Saturday, Jeff Svoboda of reports.

    Barring a change in that storyline, McQuaid can be ruled out for the remainder of the regular season. The Blue Jackets are in a tight race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but McQuaid's role in the run is a rather minor one, having collected just two points over 14 games since joining the squad. The playoffs fire up next Wednesday, which would mark McQuaid's next opportunity to return should Columbus secure a postseason spot.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Labeled day-to-day

    McQuaid (head) is day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Brian Hedger of reports.

    This effectively rules out McQuaid for the upcoming contest, which leaves two more regular-season games for the defenseman to possibly draw into. There are seven healthy blueliners on the active roster for Columbus, which probably buys time for the fiery competitor to get healthy ahead of the postseason.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Misses road trip

    McQuaid (head) didn't travel with the team to Nashville for Saturday's matchup, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    McQuaid's absence from the lineup won't come as a surprise to anybody who saw Andrew Shaw's hit on the blueliner. The 31-year-old McQuaid has tallied just two points in 14 games since joining the Jackets at the trade deadline. Given his limited offensive contributions, the defenseman is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value. With the team heading from Nashville to Buffalo for a game Sunday, McQuaid will almost certainly miss the matchup with the Sabres as well.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Takes hit to head

    McQuaid (head) left Thursday's game against Montreal and is doubtful to return.

    McQuaid was hit in the head by Andrew Shaw, on a play that saw the Canadiens' forward handed a minor penalty for interference. Expect another update on the defenseman's status to come ahead of Saturday's matchup with Nashville.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Generates assist

    McQuaid earned an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

    It's his second point in 12 games in a Blue Jackets uniform, and he has seven points total this season when factoring in his 36 appearances with the Rangers. While he has 121 hits and 88 blocked shots, his primary job is to defend, and he has minimal fantasy value due to that role and a modest average of 11:58 per game on the Blue Jackets' third pairing.

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  • Blue Jackets' Adam McQuaid: Pots game-winner

    McQuaid scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes.

    It's his first point in eight games since being acquired by Columbus at the trade deadline. McQuaid only has three goals and six points on the season, and the veteran knows his role as a stay-at-home rearguard -- he's only taken 23 shots in 44 games between the Rangers and Jackets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Charlottetown, PE
Age: 35
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