Friday, December 28, 2012

Bruins prospect Anthony Camara lays out player with big hit

Something to look forward to in the future with the Bruins is prospect Anthony Camara and his "Milan Lucic" style of playing the game, that is hitting and scoring. Camara hit Patrik Luza with a huge hit at the World Junior Championships today and Luza stayed down. Imagine if Lucic and Camara played on the Bruins at the same time, that would be fun to watch.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Adam McQuaid recovering from surgery for blood clot

CSNNE's Joe Haggerty has an article about Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid getting surgery in October for a blood clot and now he's in the recovery phase. Read more about it via the link down below. McQuaid has been impressive for a big stay-at-home d-man that can play physical and beat people up so I'm hoping this situation doesn't change the way he plays the game but he may have to because of this.

The rugged Bruins defenseman told he underwent surgery in early October for thoracic outlet syndrome after a blood clot developed under his collarbone. The surgery would have knocked him out until late January or early February.

McQuaid, 26, said his right arm "blew up" after one of the skating sessions at Harvard University in mid-September. He needed to undergo two significant surgeries at Mass General Hospital within a couple of weeks of each other, one to remove the dangerous clot, and another to prevent the condition from recurring in his arm.

McQuaid needed to have an entire rib removed along with part of his neck muscle as part of the procedure. He has been recovering slowly in the Boston area since then.


"It happened in the first week working out at Harvard. I'm on the road to recovery, but I still have a ways to go yet," McQuaid told "The reason behind the surgery is to prevent it from happening again. It should be fine once I'm fully recovered."

"It could have been a lot worse. Now it's been taken care of and I can get back to regular activity. I'm just getting my feet under me right now."


Arm strength is of particular importance to a guy like McQuaid, who has made his bones in the NHL as a tough guy that can stand toe-to-toe with anybody in a hockey fight.