Julien on McQuaid: 'His status hasnt changed'


Julien on McQuaid: 'His status hasnt changed'

ARLINGTON, VA The Bruins braved another day in the playoffs without Nathan Horton or Adam McQuaid on Wednesday while being unfairly labeled as headhunters by the Washington cognoscenti.
Its a little ironic that the only player for either the Bruins or Capitals currently missing from action because of rough stuff between the two teams is McQuaid, who hasnt been the same since Jason Chimera charged him from behind in late March.
McQuaid has missed seven of the last eight games since the Chimera hit, and lasted slightly more than a period against the Ottawa Senators before being forced to leave the game when he wasnt feeling right.
The Bruins are still terming the injury as an upper-body issue that stemmed from an eye laceration that swelled his eye shut immediately after the collision took place.
Hes still the same, said Claude Julien. His status hasnt changed.
McQuaid still hasnt jumped out on the ice since leaving the early April game against the Senators, and doesnt appear to be possible to return for the rest of the first round against the Capitals at this point.
Joe Corvo and Greg Zanon have filled in as the bottom defensemen pairing with McQuaid out of the lineup, and it appears that will be same twosome moving forward for the Black and Gold.

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter

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