When the B's (or at least some of them) returned to practice on Thursday morning at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., Adam McQuaid was back on the ice with the boys. McQuaid suffered a leg injury on January 19th in Chicago, and has missed nine games since then, before the Olympic break.
This wasn't Quaider's first injury this season, as the 27 year old has missed 26 games this season, with various leg/lower body injuries. Despite the injuries, McQuaid is remaining positive, and is looking forward to getting back into game-action
"Obviously I missed some time again, and once again, hopefully can kind of ease our way back in here," McQuaid said, following practice.
"It worked out well that everyone had been off the ice for a while before today, and hopefully the next little while will play out the way I want it to, and I'll be back soon."
McQuaid is feeling a it better about returning, since he hasn't been the only one away from the game for a bit.
"To have that extra time to rehab and heal and not miss any games was a bonus. It worked out well that way," said McQuaid. "It's tough watching, and I've missed enough games this year, so to not watch any more games, if there's any positives, you can take a positive from that."
McQuaid is now considered "day-to-day", and it is unsure when he'll pull on a game jersey once again. The B's return to action on Wednesday, when they head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres. Although he may not be good for Wednesday, Darth Quaider is happy to be back on the same sheet of ice as his teammates.
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"Have just been rehabbing, and doing everything I can each day, coming in, and hoping to see improvements. And I was really happy to get on the ice again and be out there with the guys," he said.
"Even though there's a little ways to go, it was just fun to get back out there again."