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Adam McQuaid | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 209
Contract: view contract details

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Adam McQuaid has agreed to a four-year, $11 million with the Boston Bruins.
Not to turn the theme of the day into being hard on Boston, but that's a lot of money to throw at a 28-year-old bottom-two defenseman that has only reached the 70 games played mark once in his career. It's particularly eyebrow raising given the Bruins' rough cap situation that just led to them trading blueliner Dougie Hamilton for a collection of draft picks. That aside, McQuaid has an opportunity to play a bigger role with Boston with Hamilton gone and Zdeno Chara moving further into the twilight of his career. He isn't much help offensively, but fantasy owners should note that he is a source of PIM as he was charged with 85 in 63 games last season. Jun 26 - 4:10 PM

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Of all the Bruins' unrestricted free agents, Adam McQuaid is the most likely to re-sign in Boston.

The Bruins like McQuaid's toughness and character and are trying to figure out a way to bring him back. That might involve trading another player to create cap room. Stay tuned.
Jun 20 - 8:29 AM

Adam McQuaid can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

He would like to stay in Boston, where he has played his entire NHL career, but he will probably have to take less money to do so because the Bruins don't have much room to maneuver under the salary cap. In 63 games last season, McQuaid had seven points, 85 penalty minutes and 141 hits.
May 26 - 11:26 AM

Adam McQuaid will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Calgary.

The 28-year-old has just one goal and four points in 37 games this season. He is more of a physical defenseman than an offensive force. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues. McQuaid is capable of piling up penalty minutes but not much else.
Feb 16 - 8:49 PM

Adam McQuaid will play Saturday night against the Islanders despite taking a puck to his right ear in practice Friday.

McQuaid has a knack for getting hurt in strange ways. That said, he's a tough cookie and will suit up against the Isles in a key matchup Saturday evening despite sporting a pretty ugly bruise on the right side of his face.
Feb 7 - 9:01 AM

Adam McQuaid was struck by a high stick from New York's Kevin Hayes during the second period.

The Boston blueliner left the ice clutching his eye, but he returned in the third with a gash just under his left eye. It's a good thing he wasn't seriously injured on the play. Hayes was given a double minor.
Jan 16 - 10:16 AM

Adam McQuaid racked up 21 penalty minutes in Saturday's 3-1 win over Philadelphia.

He was assessed an instigator, a fighting major and misconduct just seven seconds into the first period when he got into an altercation with Nick Schultz. Schultz nailed Bruins forward Daniel Paille after McQuaid gave him a pass into his skates, so he felt a little responsible and wanted to stick up for his teammate. The Boston defenseman added a pair of minor penalties and an assist in the third period.
Jan 12 - 8:18 AM

Adam McQuaid played 17:26 in his return to the lineup on Saturday.

McQuaid missed 18 consecutive games because of a finger injury suffered in mid-November. He's more of a physical, defensive defenseman and doesn't bring much to the table fantasy-wise.
Jan 4 - 1:21 PM

Adam McQuaid (thumb) was activated from the IL on Saturday.

McQuaid managed to take a couple of minor penalties and go minus-one in his first game back after breaking his thumb on November 18. He has no fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 2:51 AM

Despite the fact that Adam McQuaid continues to make progress in recovery from a broken thumb, he is not yet ready to return to action.

McQuaid was cleared for contact and participated in passing and skating drills in Friday's practice. He has meetings with the Bruins' training staff next week to map out a target date for his return. McQuaid, who has not played since November 18th, is getting close. If you need him for penalty minutes check back with us next week.
Jan 3 - 8:48 AM

Adam McQuaid participated in the Bruins' morning skate Saturday.

He is slowly recovering from a broken thumb. Despite the fact he is skating with the team, his return to the lineup is not imminent. McQuaid has now missed over five weeks of action.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Adam McQuaid (broken thumb) took part in light stickhandling drills at the beginning of Boston's practice on Monday.

He also skated before the session. McQuaid has been sidelined since Nov. 18
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Adam McQuaid is likely still a few weeks away from returning from a broken thumb.

He skated regularly back in Boston during the Bruins' road trip. McQuaid has been sidelined since Nov. 18.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Adam McQuaid will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.

Boston GM Peter Chiarelli announced the news on Wednesday after McQuaid was injured in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Blues. McQuaid has two points, 40 hits and 27 blocks in 20 games this season.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Adam McQuaid exited Tuesday's win against St. Louis early in the second period.

He appeared to take a shot off his wrist and he wasn't able to return. McQuiad logged just 9:51 of ice time prior to leaving. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 09:57:00 AM

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