McQuaid 'doubtful' for Wednesday night vs. Sabres

McQuaid 'doubtful' for Wednesday night vs. Sabres
February 25, 2014, 8:15 pm
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BOSTON – Adam McQuaid hasn’t missed a day of practice since the Bruins starting skating together again on Feb. 19, but it looks like he might have to wait at least one game for his return. Claude Julien called McQuaid’s availability for Wednesday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres as “borderline”, and instead hinted that a return Saturday afternoon against the Washington Capitals is more likely.

“He’s really close. Tomorrow is a borderline decision [against Buffalo],” said Julien. “If things keep going well then by the weekend we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we have really good news. But for tomorrow [vs. Buffalo] I’d say doubtful.”

If McQuaid can’t go against the Sabres, and there’s no real rush at this point, then Kevan Miller will once again play the right-side defenseman spot alongside Torey Krug, as he has regularly over the last six weeks or so.

McQuaid hasn’t played in a game since leaving the Jan. 19 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks with a leg injury, and has missed 27 games this season with an assortment of lower body injuries. McQuaid has one goal and six points along with a plus-12 in 30 games for the Bruins this season, and voiced hope last week that the Olympic break could provide a clean start to what’s been an injury-plagued season of frustration for the hard-hitting defenseman.