McQuaid played 8:57 and 12 shifts, picking up a secondary assist on the first of two goals by Brad Marchand, before leaving the game. Boston is also missing Dougie Hamilton (concussion) and lost defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for the season in late December to a knee injury.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs