Quad strain sidelines Adam McQuaid

BOSTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday that defenseman Adam McQuaid has a quad strain and will cease activity for two to three weeks to allow the injury to heal properly.

McQuaid has missed a total of 31 games this season.

"We're going to shut him down for two to three weeks. His injury, while it keeps healing, he has setbacks, so we're going to give him rest two to three weeks and see where he is after that," Chiarelli said.

The Bruins were hoping McQuaid would be able to return after the Olympic break, but he suffered a setback, so the medical staff thought it best to let him completely rest and allow it to heal.

"He's got a quad strain and he was really close [to returning]. You've heard [coach] Claude [Julien] say he's ready to go and he had good sessions over the break, he just re-aggravated it," Chiarelli said.

Also, Chiarelli announced forward Loui Eriksson, who missed Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers and did not practice Wednesday, is dealing with an infection in his heel. But Eriksson is expected to be in the lineup against the Washington Capitals on Thursday at TD Garden.