The Bruins’ defensive corps was bolstered Thursday with the return of Adam McQuaid. The excitement over the blueliner’s return was muted, however, as the team will be without top scorer Brad Marchand, who left Monday’s game in New Jersey with a concussion.
Like it has to many NHL teams in this lockout-shortened season, the compressed schedule has taken its toll on the Bruins’ health. McQuaid and Chris Kelly both missed significant time before recently returning to the lineup, and two of the Boston’s best forwards, Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, are currently on the shelf with head injuries.
The B’s addressed these issues prior to Monday night’s game against the surging Islanders. See what they had to say in the video above.