Found May 15, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
Photo courtesy of Boston Bruins BOSTON—According to a report from  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Boston Globe Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has been named a finalist for the Bill Masterson Trophy, which is awarded to the National Hockey League  player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Forward Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and goalie Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild are the two other finalists. The award nomination must be very satisfying for the 26-year-old who was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition that can lead to life- threatening blood clots according to the report.  In addition, he had two surgeries for blood clots in October, and the timetable for this return was in January and at the latest February.  However, the resilient McQuaid was back on the ice by December, and was able to take the ice as Boston opened their season on January 19 against the Rangers. In 32 regular season games ...
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