Adam McQuaid D BOS 15 Days

McQuaid, who had surgery on his right ankle in May, has resumed skating, reports.

With that step out of the way, McQuaid thinks he will be ready for the start of the upcoming campaign. "I think so, I really do," McQuaid noted with regard to his chances of being ready to start the season. "I'm feeling good and I'm finally to a point where I can push it. We still have a month before the season starts, and I look at where I was a month ago to where I'm at now, I do feel really good about it." On the heels of a 2013-14 season in which he was limited to six points and 69 penalty minutes in 30 games, McQuaid's fantasy utility is generally limited to formats in which his PIMs factor in.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 4 Months

Adam McQuaid will be looking to get back on track and remain healthy next season.

He's played in 62 games the past two seasons and he didn't play after Jan. 19 this year because of a troublesome quad injury. "It's been a long time since I've really felt good and felt like myself," said McQuaid, who had surgery on his ankle earlier this month. "So in a way I feel good that there's a possibility that I could feel that much better than I have in recent times, so it's all positive for me in that mindset." Even if he returns to full health in 2014-15 there's a chance that Kevan Miller could push him into being an extra blueliner on Boston's defense corps.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 4 Months

Adam McQuaid's ankle issue was something that he's been dealing with for a while.

"My ankle has been something that's been going on for, it's been bothering me for a while. Decided at the end of last year to try and play through it this year, just with how quick the turnaround was last year, so it was something that I knew coming into the year that I would have to get done at the end of this year," McQuaid said. "We got to a point with my quad that we knew it wasn't going to be an option for this year, so that was when we decided to do the ankle as opposed to waiting until the end of the year." He didn't play in 2013-14 after Jan. 19 despite a several unsuccessful attempts to come back.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 5 Months

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid underwent ankle surgery and will miss eight weeks, effectively ending his season.

McQuaid can be a nice source of PIM, hits and blocked shots when healthy, so his value may vary depending upon fantasy formats. He hasn't played since Jan. 19.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 5 Months

Adam McQuaid's quad injury was not expected to be such a long-term issue but it has turned out to be quite a struggle.

The Bruins' defenseman has not played since Jan. 19, and, while he appeared close to coming back after the Olympics break, he had a setback and did not resume skating until last week. It does not appear as though the Bruins expect him to return for their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, which opens Friday. "We want to be careful on it," Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said of McQuaid's quad. "It is not a major injury, it is a soft tissue injury and we've been doing OK with the 'D' we have so we want to be cautious with it."

Adam McQuaid D BOS 5 Months

Adam McQuaid (leg) got back on the ice on Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a setback just after the Olympic break.

There's no timetable for his return. McQuaid has been sidelined with a quad injury since Jan. 19.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 6 Months

Adam McQuaid may be able to start skating in the next few days.

He has been limited to off-ice workouts due to a quad muscle strain that has kept him out of the Bruin lineup since January 19th. Once he recovers, McQuaid will have to fight for ice time as the Bruins have seven other NHL caliber defensemen they can play. Given that his only value to poolies is his propensity to be penalized, McQuaid is not rosterable at this time.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 6 Months

There's nothing to report on the status of Adam McQuaid and his ailing quad strain.

"Nothing," Julien said. "He's still working out off-ice, but he hasn't been on the ice yet." He was given a few weeks off to try to rest after suffering several setbacks in his recovery. McQuaid hasn't played since Jan. 19.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 6 Months

Adam McQuaid (leg) is back with the team after he was shut down on Mar. 5, but it's unclear when he'll be able to return.

"We're obviously going to have to make a decision at some point," coach Claude Julien said. "The reason we shut him down was to try and get him back on course, and I know he's been working off ice longer and longer every day. As far as I know, he's going in the right direction, but whether we make a decision with him or not, I'll probably know more once I get back home because he stayed back with our trainers there and is working out that way." The Bruins may revisit what to do with him once the initial two-to-three week period has expired. He hasn't played since Jan. 19 because of a quadriceps strain.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 7 Months

Adam McQuaid (core) has been shut down for the next two to three weeks.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli admitted that he's not sure what will happen with McQuaid after that period of rest is over. "His injury, while it keeps healing, he has setbacks," Chiarelli said. McQuaid's injury likely influenced the Bruins decision to get defensemen Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter on Wednesday.