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Bruins' Adam McQuaid out approximately 8 weeks with broken fibula

Scott McLaughlin
October 20, 2017 - 2:53 pm

The Bruins will be without one of their regular defensemen for the next two months. The team announced Friday afternoon that Adam McQuaid will miss approximately eight weeks after suffering a broken right fibula when he blocked a shot in Thursday's win over the Vancouver Canucks. He is scheduled to have surgery on Monday.

McQuaid is no stranger to injuries, as he seems to suffer at least a couple a year. This certainly ranks as one of his most serious, though. He had also gotten banged up on a shot block in the Bruins' previous game, but was good enough to play Thursday night.

McQuaid was sixth among Bruins defensemen in ice time this season. In his absence you'll likely see veteran Paul Postma, who has served as the team's seventh defensemen but has yet to dress in a game, or 23-year-old Matt Grzelcyk, who played on opening night with Torey Krug out but was then sent down to Providence. Rob O'Gara was also seen as competing for a roster spot leading up to opening night.

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