McQuaid questionable for Saturday night

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McQuaid questionable for Saturday night

CHICAGO -- Adam McQuaid made the trip with the rest of his Bruins teammates to Chicago on Thursday afternoon, one day after slamming his head hard off the end boards at the RBC Center in Raleigh during the B's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

So that part was a positive, but coach Claude Julien wouldnt confirm anything beyond the obvious: McQuaid was pulled from the game with a suspected head injury and was undergoing testing to determine its severity. McQuaid was on the bench for a bit after staggering off the ice, and was only removed for the Quiet Room when a stoppage in play allowed the Bs trainer and player to cross the ice and get to the locker room.

Thats the protocol thats in place and it was addressed properly by the training staff, said Julien. There were no issues there.

The young defenseman looked okay leaving the team hotel on Thursday morning, but he remains a big question mark for Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks.

Hes still being evaluated. We dont have any specifics as we speak, so well keep monitoring him and well go from there, said Julien. Hes with us and hell stay with us going to Chicago, but well see what develops further.

Its being monitored and looked at, and were not 100 percent sure what it is yet.

Some odd wording there, which seems to indicate something is going on that defies an easy explanation.

With McQuaid a question mark against the Blackhawks, it appears Matt Bartkowski will start in his place. David Krejci (core injury) is also out against the Blackhawks, but Julien said not to expect any reinforcement from the Providence Bruins in time for Saturdays game unless calamity happens.

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.