Per McQuaid, it was no big deal. As he told ESPN: “Initially, when I didn’t see any blood, I figured that I was okay.... I don’t think many guys saw it on the ice. Once I got to the bench, Colin Miller at first was like, ‘Oh, you’re okay.’ Then, ‘No, actually, you’re cut. You might want to have it looked at.’”


He took Miller’s advice and did, indeed, have someone look at the wound that had resulted from a blade coming in direct contact with his neck. McQuaid sat out practice today but will be ready to play against Ottawa on Monday (albeit potentially with protective neck equipment).