Sunday, April 15, 2012
Adam McQuaid doesn't travel to D.C.
By James Murphy ESPNBoston.com
BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, who hasn't played since leaving the team's 3-1 win over Ottawa early on April 5, will not make the trip to Washington D.C. with his teammates and will remain in Boston for treatment on an upper-body injury.
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Goaltender Tuukka Rask will join his teammates on the trip for Games 3 and 4 in Washington as he continues to recover from a groin injury.
"He's not going to make the trip and he's going to stay here and continue to get treatment," coach Claude Julien said of McQuaid. "Right now he's not ready to go on the ice and he's going to continue treatment. When he's ready to start working out with the team then we'll bring him with us."
McQuaid suffered the injury from a hit he took from Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on March 29. McQuaid's eye was swollen shut after the hit and he missed the next game on April 3 against Pittsburgh but returned to action in Ottawa on April 5.
He left that game early and said he didn't feel "quite right" after the game. Since then, the team has changed his injury status to "upper body" and no further information has been given.