IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid suffered a broken right fibula in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

The rugged blueliner has surgery on tap Monday and is expected to miss approximately eight weeks, per GM Don Sweeney. With McQuaid out, Paul Postma is now in line to enter the B's blue line mix after having been a healthy scratch all season. Additionally, Matt Grzelcyk, Rob O'Gara and Tommy Cross are candidates for a recall should the Bruins wish to continue to carry seven healthy defensemen on their roster.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid (unspecified injury) is being evaluated by team doctors Friday after absorbing a puck to the leg in Thursday's win over Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Per Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston, it sounds like McQuaid may miss some time. If that happens, Paul Postma would be in line to draw in the Bruins' lineup, with an AHL recall also a likely outcome.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid is being evaluated for an injury following Thursday's 6-3 win over the Canucks, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

McQuaid exited Thursday's contest momentarily after blocking a shot with his right leg, but he was able to return to the game after a quick trip to the locker room. At this point it remains unclear whether he's actually dealing with an injury, but the Bruins should shed some light on his status ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Sabres.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid (knee) will suit up Thursday against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

McQuaid, who has logged one helper and 12 PIM in five games to date, is not on the fantasy radar in leagues that don't factor in hits, blocks and penalty minutes, but the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder's physical play and sound positioning remain assets to the Bruins' blue line corps.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid (knee) fully participated in Wednesday's practice and could play Thursday against Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

The bruising defenseman has had numerous injuries in the past, so it's encouraging to see him back on the ice after being forced to leave Sunday's loss to Vegas. McQuaid skated on the team's third defensive pair during practice -- ahead of the healthy Paul Postma -- which should be a good indicator of his chances to suit up against the Canucks. Regardless, McQuaid is a classic stay-at-home defender who contributes very little on the offensive end, owning career-best marks of three goals and 15 points in a season.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
1 month ago

McQuaid (knee) had to be helped off of the ice late in Sunday's contest against Vegas.

EDGE Analysis

Late in the closing minutes, McQuaid was struck in the inner knee by a slap shot that appeared to miss his pads. So far in the 2017-18 season, McQuaid has recorded nine hits and four blocked shots, while also contributing an assist. He'll aim to return Thursday against Vancouver, and should be considered day-to-day at the moment.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
3 months ago

McQuaid is expected to assume a bottom-pairing role in the upcoming season in order to keep him healthy, CSSNE.com reports

EDGE Analysis

The industrious blueliner has recorded a mere 62 points (12 goals, 50 assists) in 424 regular-season contests, but he's essentially made the penalty box his second home, as evidenced by 590 career PIM. As a 30-year-old enforcer, he's never played a full season, so the B's will be looking to carefully manage his role in order to keep him fresh but every bit as physical when he's on the ice. McQuaid is a player whose value to the Original Six franchise transcends his worth in the fantasy realm, but look no further if you find yourself desperately needing a boost in the PIM category this coming season.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
5 months ago

McQuaid remains with the Bruins after the Golden Knights selected Colin Miller in Wednesday's expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Vegas opted for Miller's upside on offense over McQuaid's size and grit, paving the way for McQuaid to remain a physical presence on the Boston blue line this coming season. On the heels of a 2016-17 campaign in which the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder logged two goals and 10 points in 77 games, to go along with 71 PIM, McQuaid is only on the fantasy radar in the deepest of leagues, specifically formats where his hits (157) and blocks (144) factor in.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
5 months ago

McQuaid was among the Bruins left unprotected for the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the team electing to protect blueliners Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Kevan Miller, McQuaid and Colin Miller were exposed and are thus prime candidates to be selected by the Vegas Golden Knights this week. While we suppose that Vegas could opt to tab goalie Malcolm Subban or a forward, it's generally expected that it will either be McQuaid or Colin Miller who the B's lose. McQuaid isn't much of a factor on offense, but the 30-year-old is a rugged competitor who could add some valuable size and grit to the Golden Knight's back line corps. He's coming off a 2016-17 season in which he logged two goals and 10 points, to go along with 71 PIM in 77 games.

IRAdam McQuaid
D BOS
7 months ago

McQuaid told the media Tuesday that he suffered a neck injury in Game 2 against Ottawa that kept him out for the remainder of the series.

EDGE Analysis

Neck injuries can be tricky and it's unclear how severe McQuaid's is, but he'll have plenty of time to recover and he could be ready once training camp rolls around in the fall. The 30-year-old maintained his reputation as a defensive-minded blueliner during the 2016-17 campaign, managing just two goals and eight assists in 77 regular season games while adding a plus-4 rating. With a slew of young, talented defensemen in the Bruins' system, it will be interesting to see where McQuaid fits in next season.