Adam McQuaid shut down 2-3 weeks

Defenseman Adam McQuaid won’t be playing any time soon, a victim of a quad strain that he aggravated Jan. 19 against the Blackhawks. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said McQuaid will be shut down two to three weeks, with the Bruins waiting to see how the injury reacts.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen with Adam,” Chiarelli said. “We’re going to shut him down for two to three weeks. His injury, while it keeps healing, he has setbacks. We’re going to just give him rest, two to three weeks, and see where it is after that.”

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That made it more important to get not just a left-shot defenseman to potentially challenge Matt Bartkowski for playing time, but also to get another option for depth. That was where Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter came in.

“He’s got a quad strain, and he was really close — you’ve heard Claude [Julien] say about him being like ready to go and stuff, and he had good sessions over the Olympic break — he just re-aggravated it,” Chiarelli said.

“We had something similar with Jared Knight last year. We just basically shut the player down for a couple weeks, and just rest, and he came around. That’s what I would expect would happen.”