The Boston Bruins have announced that defenseman Adam McQuaid (right ankle) underwent arthroscopic surgery on May 1.
It will take him eight weeks to recover, which means he won’t be able to return before the end of Boston’s postseason run.
With McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg (torn ACL) sidelined, the Bruins have been leaning heavily on their young blueliners. So far it’s worked as 23-year-old Torey Krug and 20-year-old Dougie Hamilton have combined for four goals, 13 points, and a plus-five rating in seven playoff games.
Boston rallied from a 3-1 deficit on Saturday to even its series with Montreal at 1-1. Game 3 will be played on Tuesday.
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