Boston defenseman McQuaid injured again, could miss two months
Adam McQuaid has been befallen by injury yet again, and this time the Boston defenseman could miss two months of the season.
The Bruins announced on Wednesday that the 28-year-old McQuaid will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb suffered while blocking a shot in Tuesday's 2-0 win over St. Louis. McQuaid has played in all 20 of the Bruins' games, scoring one goal and adding one assist, piling up 19 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating. His 19-plus minutes of ice time per game are more than three minutes better than his previous career high, set last season.
After playing in a career-high 72 games in the 2011-12 season, McQuaid was found to have a blood clot near his collarbone which required two surgeries. Due to the lockout-delayed start to the following season, he did not miss a lot of game time. But in January of last season, McQuaid was sidelined with a quad injury, and during his absence also had season-ending ankle surgery. He played in only 30 games last season.
In 240 career games, McQuaid has nine goals, 29 assists and a plus-55 rating. In the 2010-11 season, his plus-30 tied for fifth in the NHL.