The Boston Bruins will be with only five defenseman for the second-half of the hockey game with the St. Louis Blues due to an upper-body injury suffered to Adam McQuaid,
As can be seen from the clip above, Blues forward Patrik Berglund collided with the Bruins blueliner. The original impact looked although McQuaid had injured his knee, especially after he laid on his all fours on the ice as the Bruins trainer assisted Adam. However, after the couple minutes on the ice surface, McQuaid was able to rise to his feet and walk down the tunnel under his own power.
Knowing the toughness of McQuaid that he often inflicts on a game-to-game basis, I’d imagine that he would return to the ice later on in the game. Unfortunately, “Quaider” requires further evaluation and won’t return to Backes’ return to St. Louis.
Now McQuaid missed five games at the beginning of the new season due to an upper-body injury. Whether or not it is the same injury, we don’t know quite yet.
This season so far, McQuaid has only one point (an assist) in 38 games skated. He has added a +3 rating to that total. The best part about McQuaid is obviously those massive body checks. He sits at second on the Bruins with 87 hits, behind only David Backes with 101 hits. Below is one of his most recent big hits, against Sabres’ Johan Larsson.
We shall see what the extent of the injury is, and whether or not Adam will miss games. If he does, how many.
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