McQuaid out; uncertain for next game


WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid missed practice on Wednesday morning at Ristuccia Arena due to a lower-body injury he suffered late in the third period of Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden.

He’s questionable for Thursday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, according to Bruins coach Claude Julien. McQuaid caught a rut late in the game and was shaken up on the play.

“We felt it was better to keep him off the ice today and we’ll re-evaluate his situation tomorrow morning,” Julien said. “Hopefully we’ll get him back on the ice tomorrow.”

McQuaid also dropped the gloves late in the first period with the Senators’ Zenon Konopka, but Julien said the blueliner was not injured during the fight.

The Bruins will have fellow defenseman Andrew Ference back in the lineup Thursday after he completed his three-game suspension.