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Adam McQuaid to miss rest of season after having ankle surgery

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will miss the remainder of the season after the team announced Sunday that he had undergone ankle surgery.

Peter Chiarelli said McQuaid had arthriscopic surgery on his right ankle this past Thursday.

McQuaid had been skating in hopes of making a postseason return to the lineup. Those hopes are no more as he’ll be sidelined for an eight-week recovery period, according to Chiarelli.

The blue-liner had been out of the lineup since Jan. 20 with a quadricep injury. Apparently he sustained the ankle injury while training for a return.

Despite McQuaid’s absence and Dennis Seidenberg‘s knee-injury, the Bruins have recieved tremendous play from their trio of youngsters who have filled the void admirably.

Torey Krug, Kevan Miller and Dougie Hamilton have been mainstays along the backend for sometime and have each been key contributors in the playoffs thus far.

Trade deadline acquisition, Andrej Meszaros, figures to see added time moving forward.

The loss of McQuaid and Seidenberg has not proved crippling for Claude Julien‘s club.

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