Bruins Injury Updates: Marchand, Hamilton and McQuaid


Sep 26, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman

Adam McQuaid

(54) skates on the ice against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Exactly three years ago I was writing about how the Bruins had just won their eighth-straight game, Zdeno Chara had snapped out of a drought from the ‘hangover’ and helped put themselves 11th in the League all because of a 100% healthy team. It is only natural that three years later to the day I’m writing about the exact opposite. Despite the good news of David Krejci and Kevan Miller returning to the Bruins line up in Tuesday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues, more bad news pursued.

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  • Brad Marchand, who left Saturday’s game early is still sidelined and missing from Bruins practices. He made an appearance in the team practice yesterday, rotating with Matt Fraser, but was nowhere to be found today. Originally when asked about his early dismissal, Claude Julien stated that it wasn’t an injury ‘per say.’ Yet today, he is listed as ‘day-to-day.’ While the ‘injury’ is undisclosed, there are high hopes that he won’t be out long. Preceding last night’s game Claude Julien stated;

    “We just wanted to be cautious,” he said. “Obviously it was a good reason because he wasn’t any better yesterday and today he is better. So that’s why we say probable for tomorrow. Probable is no guarantee, by the way.”

    The upside to Marchand, Julien has disclosed that the injury is not head related.

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    Adam McQuaid was also missing from the Bruins practice today. In last night’s meeting against the Blues McQuaid left the game in the second period after taking a shot to the right arm. Upon conclusion of the Bruins practice today, Claude Julien stated that the defensemen would be seeing the team doctor for further evaluation.

    “They just told me he wasn’t returning, and I don’t even bother asking at that point,” Julien told reporters following the game. “I still have to see what it is, and even if I do go see, I don’t think I’ll get the total answer. [The trainers] have to have a look at him first and assess the whole thing.”

    A full update is expected at a later point this afternoon. Should McQuaid be sidelined for any extended period of time, it is likely that the team will recall Zach Trotman from Providence once again, despite sending him back down yesterday.

    Dougie Hamilton was the third and final player missign from today’s practice, but fear not Bruins fans, it’s nothing serious. Hamilton missed today’s practice due to a battle with the flu bug. So long as the mumps stay along the West Coast, we’ll gladly accept the flu.

    On a positive note, the Bruins have until Friday night off when they travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets, giving the injured players enough time to heal and nurse themselves back to health…hopefully.