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Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.
It appears Cornwall native and Boston Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid won’t be playing in any of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs after the team announced that the blue-liner is recovering from ankle surgery.
The Bruins announced Sunday afternoon that McQuaid had undergone a successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle Thursday.
The team announced Sunday afternoon that McQuaid had the surgery performed last Thursday and the expected recovery time is eight weeks.
McQuaid, 27, hasn’t played with the Bruins since Jan. 20 because of a quad injury. He had skated with the team a couple weeks ago before the playoffs began.
The blue liner won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011 and was also a key player during last year’s playoff run, which saw the team lose in the finals to the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Bruins scored four unanswered goals in Saturday’s third period to down the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 and even the second-round series a game apiece.