While the events leading up to McQuaid's call up to the Bruins weren't ideal, the right-handed defenseman is taking full advantage of the opportunity. McQuaid isn't lost on the irony of the situation either. The man he's filling in for, Johnny Boychuk, went through the same process last season.
"I definitely think it's an opportunity," McQuaid said. "You see what Johnny did last year. He came in and did extremely well. He got his chance and made the most of it."
McQuaid will definitely be looking to make the most of his time with the B's while Boychuk is out for four weeks with an injury, and he's hoping the move could turn into a more permanent one in the future.
To hear more from McQuaid, check out the video from Bruins Faceoff Live below.