News:Adam McQuaid will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Flyers.
Analysis: Based on warmups, it looks like Johny Boychuck will be a scratch Tuesday, as the Bruins continue to strategically take advantage of their blue-line depth down the stretch in order to rest certain players.
News:Adam McQuaid (lower body) has been cleared to play and will likely suit up Tuesday against the Flyers, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: With Adam McQuaid slated to be back in action Tuesday, Dougie Hamilton is a candidate to be a healthy scratch for the B's.
News:Adam McQuaid (lower body) will make the trip to Philadelphia, where the Bruins play Tuesday, WEEI.com reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid, who didn't play Sunday against the Panthers, was on the ice Monday, which bodes well for his Tuesday availability, though given the surplus of defenders the Bruins currently roster, it's not a lock that he will suit up for the contest.
News:Adam McQuaid (lower body) is listed as day-to-day by the Bruins.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid will sit out Sunday's game against the Panthers, with Dougie Hamilton returning the the Bruins' blue line mix for the contest, as a result.
News:Adam McQuaid (shoulder) saw 15:52 of ice time and was on the ice for both goals in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid isn't much of a factor on the offensive side of things, with four points in 26 games to date, but he does bring size and rugged play to the table, as evidenced by the 49 PIMs he has recorded thus far.
News:Adam McQuaid (shoulder) will suit up Thursday against the Islanders, according to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe.
Analysis: With the rugged Adam McQuaid back in business, the Bruins will sit rookie Dougie Hamilton on Thursday.
News:Adam McQuaid (left shoulder) is likely to play Thursday against the Islanders, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: If the rugged Adam McQuaid is able to suit up Thursday, then Matt Bartkowski would likely be a healthy scratch for the B's.
News:Adam McQuaid (shoulder) was able to absorb some contact at Sunday's workout.
Analysis: That said, Adam McQuaid won't play Monday against the Hurricanes, but the rugged blueliner is clearly moving closer to a return. Once McQuaid is back, Matt Bartkowski is likely to join the likes of Aaron Johnson and Wade Redden in the B's reserve bleuliner mix.
News:Adam McQuaid (shoulder) worked out on the ice Friday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: The report characterized Adam McQuaid's work Friday as a "spirited workout" with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. There's still no timetable for the blueliner's return, but it now appears as though there is at least a chance that McQuaid will be back before the end of the regular season.
News:Adam McQuaid (strained left shoulder) skated Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: The Bruins estimated that Adam McQuaid would miss four-to-six weeks after he suffered his shoulder injury back on March 19, so his return isn't imminent. As a result, the Bruins are expected to try to add some blue-line depth prior to Wednesday's trade deadline.
News:Adam McQuaid (strained shoulder) is now looking at an absence of 4-6 weeks, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Under those parameters, Adam McQuaid won't be back before the playoffs and it's a situation that we suspect will lead to the B's aggressively pursuing blue line depth prior the NHL trade deadline.
News:Adam McQuaid (shoulder strain) could be out 3-4 weeks, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid has one goal and three assists and 49 penalty minutes in 25 games to date and the Bruins will no doubt miss his rugged play while he is out. Aaron Johnson is on hand to step in for McQuaid while for now, though the Bruins could call up another blueliner in the coming days or deal for one as well.
News:Adam McQuaid suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game and will not return.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid played just one minute in the first period before exiting the game and heading to the locker room. Expect an update on McQuaid's status as further details become available.
News:Adam McQuaid saw 17:24 worth of action in Saturday's win over the Capitals.
Analysis: The rugged Adam McQuaid, who missed Thursday's game with a minor unspecified injury, was back in business Saturday, making his presence felt with three hits, two blocked shots and nine PIMs.
News:Adam McQuaid, who missed Thursday's game with a minor unspecified injury, returned to practice Friday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Given that Adam McQuaid appeared to be a full practice participant Friday, it seems likely that the rugged blueliner will be available for Saturday's game against the Capitals.
News:Adam McQuaid is day-to-day with a minor unspecified injury, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: As a result, Aaron Johnson will replace Adam McQuaid -- who has four points and 40 PIMs in 22 games to date -- in the Bruins' lineup Thursday against the Panthers.
News:Adam McQuaid scored his first goal of the year in Tuesday's win over the Isles.
Analysis: It was just his second point on the season, as Adam McQuaid's not much of an offensive force in his extremely limited ice time. However, he does help out in the PIM and hits departments, and is usually good for solid plus-minus, though he's just plus-2 this season.
News:Adam McQuaid was back with the Bruins for Tuesday night's game against the Devils, but was a healthy scratch.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid, who attended funeral services for his grandmother in Prince Edward Island, was back with the club in plenty of time to play Tuesday night. Aaron Johnson filled in for McQuaid for a second straight game.
News:Adam McQuaid will miss Monday's game against Carolina because of personal reasons, Comcast SportsNet New England reports.
Analysis: Boston head coach Claude Julien said Adam McQuaid would rejoin the team Monday night, the implication being that he'll be ready for Tuesday's home game against New Jersey.
News:Adam McQuaid, who underwent surgery for a blood clot under his collarbone in October, suited up for Saturday's season opener against the Rangers.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid, who saw 15:53 worth of ice time, was his usual steady and rugged self Saturday, recording four hits in his first regular season action since undergoing his procedure.
News: GM Peter Chiarelli said Sunday that he expects Adam McQuaid, who underwent surgery for a blood clot under his collarbone in October, to play in next Saturday's season opener, WEEI.com reports. "He's ready to play. He's cleared to play now," Chiarelli said. "I don't know what level of contact he can take I haven't talked to our docs yet but I think he's completely ready to play."
Analysis: Assuming Adam McQuaid is good to go for the team's season opener, then veteran Aaron Johnson will likely slot in as the team's No. 7 defenseman, with rookie Dougie Hamilton projected to make the team.
News:Adam McQuaid, who continues to recover from surgery to remove a blood clot, participated in an informal practice with seven of his teammates and a handful of other NHLers on Monday, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: There's no firm timetable yet for Adam McQuaid's return, but the report notes that he appears to be getting stronger by the day and adds that the rugged blueliner even took a little contact during Monday's workout. In any case, McQuaid's steady and rugged play is of more help to the Bruins than it is to fantasy owners, given his modest contributions on offense.
Bruins' McQuaid Recovering From Surguries, But No Return Date Set
News:Adam McQuaid (thoracic outlet syndrome) is steadily recovering from two October surgeries but doesn't know when he'll be available again to play, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid has been skating with his other locked-out teammates during the pending lockout. He is ahead of schedule in his recovery and has been taken off the blood thinners that were initially expected to keep him out this season altogether. While no official return date has been set, it's likely he will play it safe with this injury considering it's seriousness.
Bruins' McQuaid Recovering From Blood Clot Surgery
News:Adam McQuaid has been slowly recovering from two October surgeries, one for a blood clot that developed in his collarbone and another to prevent inflammation in his arm, CSN New England reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid's surgeries will keep him out until late January or early February, so the lockout has actually prevented him from missing game action. In spite of the surgeries, McQuaid doesn't expect to be limited going forward. "I'm on the road to recovery, but I still have a ways to go yet," McQuaid said. "The reason behind the surgery is to prevent it from happening again. It should be fine once I'm fully recovered."
News:Adam McQuaid, who missed the entire postseason due to a concussion, had been "completely cleared" for action, the Providence Journal reports.
Analysis: With 10 points in 72 games, Adam McQuaid wasn't much of a factor on offense this past season, but he's a rugged player, whose solid stay-at-home work is an asset to the Bruins. Over the past two seasons, he's a combined plus-46.
News: The status of Adam McQuaid (upper body), who has yet to suit up in the playoffs, remains unchanged, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid isn't much of a scorer, but the Bruins miss his size and steady play in transition on their blue line. If the team advances past Washington on Wednesday, his status for the next round is unclear.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye/head) will not play Thursday against the Capitals, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: With Adam McQuaid out, Joe Corvo will continue to suit up on the Bruins' blue line. The Bruins haven't provided a timetable for McQuaid's return, so we'll consider him day-to-day for now.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye/head) will not to travel with the Bruins for Monday's game against the Caps, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid will stay in Boston for treatment, which paves the way for Joe Corvo to remain in the B's lineup for the time being.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye/head) will not play in Thursday's playoff opener, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid's injury opens the door for Joe Corvo to suit up on the B's blue line to start the postseason.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye) was not present for Monday's practice the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Coach Claude Julien has noted over the past few days that Adam McQuaid "just doesn't feel right" or "is a little off." McQuaid has missed three games due to an eye that was swollen shut after a head-first hit into the boards, but Julien's wording hints that the big blueliner could have had his bell rung on the play as well. He's considered day-to-day by the Bruins.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye) remained day-to-day as of Friday, BostonBruins.com reports.
Analysis: Given that he couldn't give it a full go Thursday, it wouldn't surprise if Boston played it safe with Adam McQuaid in the regular season finale Saturday.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye) returned to the Bruins' lineup Thursday against Ottawa, but he was limited to seven minutes of ice time, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid skated one shift in the second period and then didn't play in the third frame. "He didn't feel quite right," said coach Claude Julien on Thursday. "It was very, very minor. The trainer just came to see me, and I told him it would be safer to take him out. I was OK with that. He might be OK tomorrow. We weren't going to take a chance at this point." McQuaid could sit out Saturday's season finale, but it seems probable that he'll be okay for the Bruins' playoff opener.
News:Adam McQuaid (eye) will not play Tuesday against the Penguins, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid is feeling better after missing the last two games with a cut above his left eye, but the Bruins will play it safe here, with the game having no bearing on their playoff seeding.
News:Adam McQuaid, who has sat out the last two games due to a cut over his left eye, could be available Tuesday against Pittsburgh, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: The Bruins have clinched the No. 2 seed in the East, so there's not necessarily a rush to get Adam McQuaid into the lineup, but getting the rugged blueliner back into the groove (the Bruins have three more regular season games) before the team's playoff run would be a good thing.
News:Adam McQuaid, who suffered a cut above his left eye Thursday, will not play against the Islanders or the Rangers this weekend, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Though Adam McQuaid has not been diagnosed with a concussion, his eye has closed, so the Bruins will play it safe with him here. His absence will keep Joe Corvo in the B's lineup for now, even if Dennis Seidenberg is able to play Saturday.
News:Adam McQuaid was injured on a hard hit by Washington's Jason Chimera on Thursday in the first period and will not return, according to the NHL Network's game broadcast.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid isn't much of a scorer, with just 10 points in 70 games this season, but the Bruins now have an issue on the blue line with Dennis Seidenberg also out. Chimera was tossed from the game following the hit. Those of you counting on McQuaid for plus-minus or PIM may have to look elsewhere.
News:Adam McQuaid (upper body) suited up for Thursday's game against the Panthers, seeing 17:25 of ice time.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid has just nine points in 64 games, but he's a steady defender, who brings valuable toughness (he has 97 PIMs) to the table for the Bruins.
News:Adam McQuaid (upper body) is not listed in the Boston lineup for Tuesday's game against the Lightning, BostonBruins.com reports.
Analysis: With Adam McQuaid unavailable, Greg Zanon will suit up Tuesday in his place for the B's.
News:Adam McQuaid (upper body) is day-to-day, BostonBruins.com reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid went down Sunday in the same game that the Bruins welcomed back Andrew Ference, which is precisely why the team acquired blueliners Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau at the trade deadline.
News:Adam McQuaid suffered an upper body injury Sunday against the Penguins, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: If Adam McQuaid ends up being sidelined, either Greg Zanon or Mike Mottau would be in line to sub in for him.
News:Adam McQuaid was forced out of Sunday's game against the Penguins with an unspecified injury.
Analysis: If Adam McQuaid is forced to miss time, then either Greg Zanon or Mike Mottau (both trade deadline acquisitions) will be called on by the team going forward.
News:Adam McQuaid, who didn't practice Wednesday due to a lower-body injury, played in Thursday's loss to Carolina. He skated 13:05 and went minus-2 with two shots on goal, two blocked shots and two hits.
Analysis: Looks like the big guy's fine -- good news for those who own him for PIM and/or hits in fantasy.
News:Adam McQuaid, who suffered a lower-body injury late in Tuesday's win over Ottawa and did not practice Wednesday, expects to be in the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, according to NESN.com. "I just kind of lost an edge and went into the boards a little awkward," McQuaid said. "I just took [Wednesday] to let things settle down. It felt good this morning. I'm not sure if there's been a decision made yet, but it felt good skating this morning."
Analysis:Adam McQuaid has just seven points on the season, but after a slow start his all-around game had been just fine with 53 hits, 71 blocks, and a plus-16 rating. It looks like he'll avoid missing any action with this minor ailment.
News:Adam McQuaid scored the Bruins' lone goal in regulation and OT in Thursday's 2-1 win over Columbus, an unassisted job in the second period.
Analysis: Since returning from neck and heard injuries, Adam McQuaid hasn't quite been himself, as his hit and PIM rates are significantly lower than last year's. He is, however, looking a tad more productive offensively -- last year, he didn't score his first goal until February.
News:Adam McQuaid (neck/head) returned to the lineup for Thursday's game against Montreal, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: "I felt good as far as my skating and stuff like that," said Adam McQuaid. The 25-year-old defenseman missed four games due to the injury. In his return, McQuaid was one the ice for nearly 15 minutes but had a costly turnover. He has two points (both assists) in four appearances this season.
News:Adam McQuaid (neck) is expected to suit up against Montreal on Thursday, the Fourth Period reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid should be a decent source of PIM and +/-, but his lack of offense (18 points in 89 career games) limits his potential in fantasy. His return is good news for the Bruins, who have back-to-back games against the rival Canadiens looming.
News:Adam McQuaid (neck) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Sharks, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid skated Saturday for the second straight day, but the team wants to give him a bit more time to recover from his crash into the boards last week. Steve Kampfer figures to remain in the lineup in McQuaid's place.
News:Adam McQuaid, who missed the Bruins' last three games because of a neck injury, participated in Friday's practice, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: It's plausible that Adam McQuaid could return to action as soon as Saturday, which would likely send Steven Kampfer to the sidelines.
News:Adam McQuaid (neck) will not play in Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, according to the Bruins' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid will miss his third straight game as a result of a crash into the boards last Wednesday. He remains day-to-day going forward.
News:Adam McQuaid (head/neck) didn't practice Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: As a result, Adam McQuaid is looking iffy for Thursday's game against Toronto, with Matt Bartkowski and perhaps even Steven Kampfer on hand to fill in for him if he is unable to suit up.
News:Adam McQuaid (neck/head) sat out Tuesday's game against the Panthers, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid practiced with the Bruins on Monday and took Tuesday's morning skate, but evidently he wasn't quite ready, with Matt Bartkowski suiting up in McQuaid's place as the team's sixth defenseman.
News:Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid was able to practice the last couple days, but the Bruins will not make a final decision on his status until just before the first puck drops.
News:Adam McQuaid (head, neck) returned to practice Monday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: "His headaches are non-existent, and again we felt it was probably more the neck injury that was causing that," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. Julien hinted that Adam McQuaid could play Tuesday against Carolina if he doesn't suffer a setback. McQuaid put together a decent year in 2010, his second season with Boston.
News:Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) did not take part in Saturday's morning skate, according to the Bruins' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid's absence at the morning session makes it unlikely that he will play in Saturday's game. Matt Bartkowski will likely take McQuaid's spot in the lineup.
News:Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) did not practice with the team Friday at the United Center and will not play in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, according to The Boston Herald
Analysis:Adam McQuaid crashed head first into the boards during the game Wednesday night and was very slow to get up. It was not said whether or not he has a concussion, but is still suffering from headaches and neck pain. He is considered day-to-day.
News:Adam McQuaid, who fell and banged his head into the end boards, left Wednesday's contest against Carolina halfway through the third period, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid should be considered day-to-day with his unspecified injury, which we suppose could possibly be a neck issue or a concussion. If he is forced to miss any time, starting with Saturday's game against Chicago, then Matt Bartkowski would be in line to fill in.
News:Adam McQuaid is slated to pair with Andrew Ference on Monday agaisnt the Avalanche, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid returned to the B's lineup Saturday after missing the team's season opener due to an illness. He saw 13:19 worth of ice time and picked up an assist. Teamed with Ference, who is strong in the transition game, McQuaid will be counted on to provide a steady and complementary stay-at-home presence to that blue line pairing.
News:Adam McQuaid (illness) is feeling better and should be in Saturday's lineup against Tampa Bay, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Adam McQuaid can chip in the occasional offense for the Bruins, but his main value to the team is providing a big body on defense, who plays a sound and consistent positional game that resulted in a plus-30 rating last season.
News:Adam McQuaid (illness) will not play in Thursday's season opener against the Flyers, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: As a result, the Bruins will pair Matt Bartkowski with Dennis Seidenberg Thursday, with Adam McQuaid's status day-to-day.
News:Adam McQuaid has missed the last two practices with an illness, with coach Claude Julien calling the blueliner "possible" for Thursday's season opener, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: If Adam McQuaid is unable to go Thursday, then Matt Bartkowski would fill in for him on the B's blue line.
News: McQuaid has signed a three-year extension with the Bruins, WEEI.com reports.
Analysis: McQuaid would have become a restricted free agent after the upcoming season, but his new deal will keep him in Boston until 2015. The rugged blueliner is not much of an offensive threat (15 points in 67 games this past season), but he plays tough, sound positional hockey and continues to improve, with a plus-30 rating in 2010-11 to show for it.
News: McQuaid (neck) returned to the Boston lineup for the start of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday, seeing 12:29 worth of ice time.
Analysis: Though the Lightning capitalized on some sloppy play by the Bruins in their 5-2 win, McQuaid (who recorded a plus-30 rating in the regular season) managed to escape the evening with a plus-1 mark.
News: McQuaid (neck) practiced Monday, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: All signs point to McQuaid being ready for the start of the Eastern Conference finals. He's notched three points in nine postseason games thus far, so his fantasy value is limited, but the steady and ever-improving rearguard is a definite upgrade over veteran Shane Hnidy, who has been filing in for him.
News: McQuaid (neck) is expected back for the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning, WEEI.com reports.
Analysis: "McQuaid should be back for the start of the series," according to coach Claude Julien. "Things are looking really good for him." Getting the steady blueliner back will represent good news for the Bruins, who will be forced to to start the series without outstanding two-way center Patrice Bergeron.
News: McQuaid (sprained neck) won't play Friday against the Flyers, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis: McQuaid is being called day-to-day, but with the Bruins up 3-0 in the series, the can team can afford not to rush him back.
News: Coach Claude Julien said that McQuaid (sprained neck) is still day-to-day, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis: With the Bruins up 3-0 in their playoff series with the Flyers, a return in the next round could be plausible for McQuaid, assuming the team can advance, something that can't be taken for granted, given last year's postseason collapse.
News: McQuaid (sprained neck) is a scratch for Wednesday's game against the Flyers, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis: McQuaid is in the day-to-day category, with Shane Hnidy in line to fill in for him in the Boston lineup while he is out.
News: McQuaid (sprained neck) did not skate Wednesday morning, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: McQuaid suffered the injury crashing into the boards Monday. If he's unable to play, Shane Hnidy will take the ice in his place.
News: McQuaid, who crashed head-first into the boards during Monday's win over the Flyers, suffered a sprained neck and is a day-to-day, according to coach Claude Julien, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis: At this time of year, NHL injury reporting tends to be sketchy, but what we can glean from Julien's comments is that the big blueliner's injury is apparently not serious. In the meantime, look for Shane Hnidy to step into the B's lineup.
News: McQuaid, who crashed headfirst into the end boards during Monday's win over the Flyers, traveled with the Bruins back to Boston after the game, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: McQuaid, who saw just 4:04 of ice time prior to his exit, spent part of the night at the hospital, but the fact that he was able to travel with the team is an encouraging sign. Still, it would appear as though he will miss some time, with veteran Shane Hnidy poised to fill in. With 15 points in 67 regular season games, McQuaid's upside on offense is limited, but the ever-improving blueliner did help fantasy owners with his PIMs (he had 102) and robust plus-30 rating this season.
News: McQuaid sat out Saturday afternoon's game against the Thrashers.
Analysis: The Bruins are selectively resting players here and there down the stretch and McQuaid's day off Saturday enabled Shane Hnidy to see his first action of the season for the Bruins. McQuaid has just 14 points in 63 games, but he's been one of the team's most improved players this season and his plus-30 mark certainly supports that notion.
News: McQuaid, who was a minus-5 in 19 games as a rookie last season, is currently the NHL's league leader with a plus-27 rating.
Analysis: McQuaid, who also has racked up 87 penalty minutes, isn't a dynamic offensive force, as evidenced by his total of 12 points in 50 games, but he has morphed from the big-bodied raw blueliner he was last season, to a reliable player who is currently playing with poise and developing confidence with the puck.
News: McQuaid will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Sabres, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis: He has been playing well enough of late, but the return of Andrew Ference on Thursday meant that someone would be squeezed out and McQuaid is that guy, with the B's preferring to stick with the more mobile Steve Kampfer.
News: McQuaid grabbed two assists and 17 penalty minutes in Monday's win over Carolina.
Analysis: McQuaid does most of his work with his fists, but he has three of his season's seven assists in the last three games. McQuaid recently returned from injury. Give him a look if you need penalty minutes, but don't rely on him for much else.
News: McQuaid went plus-4 with two penalty minutes Tuesday in his return from an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: McQuaid is an effective young rearguard for the B's, but his fantasy upside is severely limited at this point.
News: McQuaid will not play Monday against the Penguins because of an undisclosed injury, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: As a result, Matt Bartkowski will make his NHL debut Monday, with McQuaid considered day-to-day by coach Claude Julien.
News: McQuaid was given a maintenance day Sunday due to an unspecified injury or illness, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: McQuaid looks iffy for Monday's game against the Penguins, as the Bruins have recalled Matt Bartkowski on an emergency basis.
News: McQuaid left Saturday's game after being pushed into the end boards by Philadelphia's Jody Shelley, according to a report from the Associated Press. He was helped from the ice by team personnel but was able to return later in the game.
Analysis: He and Shelley were pursuing the puck when Shelley gave McQuaid a two-handed shove that knocked the defender off his skates. He was able to get his hands up at the last second to avoid going in headfirst. Shelley received a game misconduct and a five-minute major for the incident; McQuaid got off lucky.
News: McQuaid, who limped to the dressing room late in the third period of Friday's game with an unspecified injury, played Saturday against the Blues.
Analysis: McQuaid, who saw 14:54 worth of ice time Saturday, continues to play sound defensive hockey for the Bruins, but he's not much of a threat on offense.
News: McQuaid limped to the dressing room late in the third period of Friday's loss to the Capitals with an unspecified injury, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: On the plus side, he reportedly didn't require major postgame treatment, and figures to be okay for Saturday's game against the Blues. McQuaid has held his own since being inserted into the B's lineup after Johnny Boychuk broke his forearm, but with just one point in 23 career NHL games, his fantasy upside is limited.
News: With Johnny Boychuk out for the next month, McQuaid is in line to make his season debut against Toronto Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Boychuck's injury moves McQuaid up a peg from No. 7 blueliner/healthy scratch to a projected role on the team's third defensive pairing. The 6-5, 209-pound McQuaid plays a physical, no-nonsense game, but he doesn't possess a whole lot of offensive upside, so his promotion will not translate into fantasy relevance.
News: Bruins D Adam McQuaid was injured during the first period of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers on Wednesday. "Adam McQuaid is being evaluated, and I don't know at this moment whether he's done for next game or whether he'll be fine," Bruins coach Claude Julien told ESPN. "We'll have a better indication of all that stuff tomorrow." McQuaid finished at minus-1 with a blocked shot in only two shifts.
Analysis: McQuaid had one goal and no assists in 19 regular-season games this year. A stay-at-home defender known for his physical play, McQuaid has little if any Fantasy value heading into 2010-11.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Bruins D Adam McQuaid scored his first NHL goal and it was a game-winner, the first goal in a 3-0 victory over the Canadiens on Sunday. McQuaid was recalled on Feb. 1.
Analysis: McQuaid is considered a top 20 prospect for Boston, but he is more important to the Bruins than Fantasy owners. McQuaid is a stay-at-home defender known for his physical play. It's safe to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: The Bruins have recalled D Adam McQuaid from the AHL.
Analysis: McQuaid has been up and down a couple of times this season and is pretty much just organizational depth. He has no Fantasy value while up with the Bruins.
News: The Bruins have recalled D Adam McQuaid and D Andy Wozniewski from the AHL on an emergency basis.
Analysis: Neither of these two are any kind of decent prospect, so continue to ignore them in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Columbus Blue Jackets traded defenseman Adam McQuaid to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in next month's NHL draft. The Bruins signed McQuaid to a multiyear contract. "We were impressed with the way that he developed this season with Sudbury," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "He has size, strength, a good hockey sense, and he is a good defender."
Analysis: McQuaid, 20, had nine goals and 22 assists in 65 games with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. Columbus' second pick in the 2005 draft, McQuaid has 18 goals and 58 assists in 246 career games, all with Sudbury. He will likely skate with Providence of the AHL in 2007-08 and is only worth a look in long-term Fantasy keeper leagues.