Adam McQuaid out 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb
The injuries continue to mount for the Boston Bruins.
On Tuesday, Adam McQuaid left the Bruins’ 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues midway through the second period. Less than 24 hours later, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced that McQuaid suffered a broken thumb and will be out 6-8 weeks.
McQuaid is the fifth Bruins’ defenseman to go down with an injury this season. The other four include captain Zdeno Chara (torn PCL), Kevan Miller (dislocated shoulder), Torey Krug (broken finger) and David Warsofsky (groin).
With the injury, Miller, who was recently cleared for action, should return to the lineup Friday night when the Bruins travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets. Zach Trotman, who was sent down to Providence prior to Tuesday’s contest with St. Louis, could be recalled on an emergency basis as well.