Adam McQuaid (thoracic outlet syndrome) is skating with his locked-out teammates, but he isn't sure when he'll be available to play again.
McQuaid needed two surgery to remove a potentially life threatening blood clot and treat thoracic outlet syndrome. "Initially, they thought it was going to be six months on the blood thinners and obviously I wouldn't have been able to play on the medication, so that was kind of devastating," McQuaid said. "But they keep telling me that I'm ahead of schedule and I came off earlier than expected, so I was happy with that." McQuaid hasn't been on the medication for three weeks. His upper body strength isn't where he wants it to be and his weight is still down when compared to where it was before the surgeries.