Adam McQuaid D BOS 27 Days

McQuaid (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

McQuaid was diagnosed with a broken thumb a few days ago and could miss up to two months. Zach Trotman was recalled from AHL Providence in a corresponding move.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 29 Days

McQuaid will miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken thumb, the Bruins' official site reports.

McQuaid joins fellow blueliners David Warsofsky and Zdeno Chara on the sideline, while his absence presumably paves the way for Kevan Miller to rejoin the Bruins' lineup Friday against Columbus. While McQuaid isn't much of a fantasy factor, with two points and 19 PIM in 20 games to date, the team will miss his rugged and sound positional play.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 29 Days

McQuaid (unspecified injury) was not at practice Wednesday.

McQuaid who left Tuesday's game against the Blues after being injured while blocking a shot, is thus iffy in advance of Friday's game against Columbus, and if he is able to suit up for that contest, Kevan Miller would presumably re-enter the Bruins' lineup.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 29 Days

McQuaid left Tuesday's game against the Blues with a suspected upper-body injury and will not return.

McQuaid took a shot off his right arm in the early part of the second period and headed off to the locker room. He'll be labeled as day-to-day for now, but in any event, it's another blow for a blue line that has been struck hard by injuries this season. Fortunately, Kevan Miller was activated from injured reserve prior to Tuesday's game and would seem to represent a capable fill-in for McQuaid should be forced to miss any further time.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 2 Months

McQuaid scored his first goal of the year and went plus-1 in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Sabres.

You can't count on much offense out of McQuaid, and it's not predictable when his rare outbursts will come. However, when healthy, he's a quality source of hits, blocks and PIM.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 3 Months

McQuaid (ankle) saw 19:04 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.

McQuaid, who was limited to just 30 games in 2013-14 (recording six points and 69 PIM in that span), appears healthy at this stage and while he isn't much of a factor offensively, his rugged play and sound positional play are assets to the Bruins' blue line corps.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 3 Months

McQuaid participated in Sunday's team scrimmage, a sign that he's fully recovered from his May right ankle surgery, Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald reports.

An array of second-half injuries limited McQuaid to just 32 games last season, but the physical rearguard should be ready to go for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Though he's now healthy, the Bruins could transition McQuaid into more of a seventh defenseman role this season, with young guns Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Kevan Miller all on track to earn close to full-time roles along the Bruins' blue line.

Adam McQuaid D BOS 3 Months

McQuaid, who had surgery on his right ankle in May, has resumed skating, ESPN.com 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 7 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 7 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.