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The Bruins did not have many complaints about Adam McQuaid’s game. The hard-nosed defenseman, knocked out twice because of a groin and hip ailment, had dressed for 12 straight games since returning Dec. 23. McQuaid played heavy and angry minutes, perhaps pushed by fellow right-shot defenseman Kevan Miller.
That 12-game stretch came to an end Monday.
McQuaid did not play against the Kings because of a leg injury. He had been limited to 8:57 of ice time against Chicago Sunday and is considered day-to-day.
Because of McQuaid’s unavailability, Zach Trotman played in his second career NHL game. The right-shot defenseman played on the third pairing with Torey Krug and wore No. 62.