Julien: McQuaid injury 'hard to assess'

Julien: McQuaid injury 'hard to assess'
January 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
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WILMINGTON, Mass. – Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid left the shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday with a leg injury sustained in the second period, and missed the victory Monday over the Los Angeles Kings.

The Bruins called Zach Trotman up from Providence to fill in for McQuaid on Monday, and once again called on the rookie blueliner Thursday at practice at Ristuccia Arena when No. 54 couldn’t practice. Bruins coach Claude Julien insisted McQuaid was “day-to-day” with the Bruins preparing to head to Philadelphia for a Saturday game against the Flyers.

The B’s bench boss also revealed some vague details about the issue bedeviling McQuaid, and the challenge it’s representing to the Bruins medical staff.

“His injury is an injury that’s really hard to assess,” said Julien. “That’s why I’m giving you guys that day-to-day thing, because nobody, even the medical staff has not been able to give us or pinpoint a time.

“So it’s day-to-day. It depends on how he heals. It could be shorter, it could be longer. We’ve just got to go about it on a day-to-day situation.”
McQuaid has missed 19 games already this season for the Bruins with two different bouts with a groin injury that he re-aggravated after returning to the lineup.