McQuaid skates, not in lineup

BOSTON -- Injured Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid skated Friday morning for the first time since suffering a neck strain in Game 2 at Philadelphia.

McQuaid was injured in the waning minutes of the first period last Monday at Wells Fargo Center when he slammed head first into the boards. He was taken to the hospital and returned to Boston with the team later that night.

Coach Claude Julien said that McQuaid is progressing better than expected, but he will not be in the lineup for Game 4 Friday night at TD Garden.