Injury to Adam McQuaid Falling Away
In the shadow of Dennis Seidenberg‘s injury, one can neglect the fact that veteran Adam McQuaid, making only 30 appearances and tallying six points, was out with multiples injuries during the majority of the Boston Bruins‘ regular season.
The 27-year-old had setbacks that kept delaying his return, fighting ankle and quad problems. However, with the Bruins season finally over, there’s no pressure to force himself onto the ice. He can rest easy knowing that his right ankle surgery won’t cause him to miss more important competitions. Because in the end, it’s about healing and finding that comfort zone to guide a speedy recovery.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve really felt good and felt like myself, so in a way I feel good about it that there’s a possibility that I could feel that much better than I have in recent times, so it’s all positive for me in that mindset,” Adam McQuaid said, per Joe MacDonald of ESPN Boston.
Supposedly, the former AHL Bruin had ankle problems at the end of 2012/13 but was committed to skating for his team regardless. The last game of his 2013/14 campaign took place vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.
“My ankle has been something that’s been bothering me for a while,” McQuaid said. “[We] decided at the end of last year to try and play through it this year, just with how quick the turnaround was last year, so it was something that I knew coming into the year that I would have to get done at the end of this year. We got to a point with my quad that we knew it wasn’t going to be an option for this year, so that was when we decided to do the ankle as opposed to waiting until the end of the year.”
Now that the Bruins are done in the postseason, time for recuperation could bring McQuaid back to his old self, when he notched 70+ games for the B’s and contributed solid defensive depth.
“Everybody comes into each season with the hopes of playing 82 games, and that’ll be my hope again next year as it was coming into this season and I’ll take it one day at a time. We’ll see how things go.”