BOSTON (CBS) — Adam McQuaid has not played for the Bruins since Jan. 19, and despite some earlier optimism, the defenseman won’t be returning to the ice any time soon.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday that the team will be giving McQuaid another two to three weeks of rest before resuming his rehab schedule.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen with Adam,” Chiarelli said. “We’re going to shut him down for two to three weeks and he’s — his injury, while it keeps healing, he has setbacks, so we’re just going to give him rest, two to three weeks, and see where he is after that.”

Chiarelli acquired to defensemen on Wednesday before the trade deadline, signing Corey Potter off waivers and trading a third-round pick to Philadelphia for Andrej Mezsaros.

McQuaid suffered his injury on Jan. 19 against the Blackhawks, and after sitting out the B’s schedule prior to the Olympic break, he was believed to be nearing a return this week. However, another setback halted his recovery program.

“He’s got a quad strain and it’s just – he was just really close,” Chiarelli said. “You’ve heard Claude [Julien] say about [McQuaid being] ready and ready to go and stuff, and he had good sessions over the Olympic break. He just re-aggravated it. We had something similar with Jared Knight last year and you just have to basically shut that player down for a couple weeks and rest, and he came around. I don’t know, that’s what I expect would happen.”

McQuaid, 27, has a goal and five assists to go with a plus-12 rating in 30 games for Boston this year.


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