McQuaid out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

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Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb, the club announced today.

McQuaid suffered the injury last night versus the Blues. The 28-year-old has appeared in all 20 Boston games this season, logging almost 20 minutes a night.

The good news for the Bruins, who remain without their best defenseman, the injured Zdeno Chara, is that blue-liner Kevan Miller (upper body) is nearing a return to the lineup.

Boston plays in Columbus on Friday.

Related: Chara updates rehab progress, calls its ‘such a slow process’