No update on McQuaid's injury

No update on McQuaid's injury
March 20, 2013, 9:45 am
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WINNIPEG – The Bruins absorbed another injury when rugged defenseman Adam McQuaid had to leave Tuesday night’s game against the Jets after his first shift of the game.

McQuaid and Winnipeg forward Eric Tangradi had a big collision in the corner that knocked the 6-foot-5 defenseman awkwardly into the boards, and his left shoulder appeared to absorb the brunt of the impact. McQuaid immediately skated toward the Bruins bench while delicately holding his left arm stable. He didn't play another shift in the game in the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Jets.

McQuaid went to the Bruins dressing room during the next TV timeout and was ruled out for a return by team spokesmen because of an “upper body injury.” Bruins coach Claude Julien had no update on McQuaid following the game, but the blueliner has had a history of neck problems from a series of head-first tumbles into the boards over the last few years.

McQuaid also had offseason surgery for a blood clot in his right arm, but that appears to be unrelated to the issue he was suffering from on Tuesday night.

If McQuaid can’t go Thursday night in Ottawa it’s expected that extra defenseman Aaron Johnson will be back in the Boston lineup after playing in place of the Prince Edward Island native last week due to a different upper body injury.