The Bruins announced today that they have sent Adam McQuaid back down to Providence. A lot of teams around the NHL are sending some of their younger players with 2-way contracts down to their AHL affiliates so they can get some playing time during the NHL's Olympic break. McQuaid has not looked out of place when call upon to fill in on the Bruins' blue line this season. McQuaid has appeared in 15 games for the big club this season. He notched his first NHL goal last Sunday in the Bruins' 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens. He has also shown that he is not afraid to drop the gloves. He has recorded 3 fighting majors, including last night's beat-down of Victor Oreskovich.
He has come a long way in the past 2 seasons....The Bruins equipment staff even knows his name now.