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By Thomas Nyström | Follow on twitter @nahstrom
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy exited the game Saturday in the first period with a ‘lower body injury’ on a blade trip to the right skate from the Montreal Canadians’ Brendan Gallagher, although He was almost immediately ruled out for the game. After the slash McAvoy went straight into the tunnel and to the locker room. Defensive linemate, Zdeno Chara was paired with Brandon Carlo on the next shift.
Until we know more on the injury the assumed pair for Chara would be Carlo, or perhaps Adam McQuaid. We will have more insight on this as the story developes.
6:06 PM EST
Would have to assume this is fight or flight time for Brandon Carlo slotting in as Chara’s right defenseman compliment for the foreseeable future if McAvoy’s injury is serious.
— Thomas Nyström (@nahstrom) March 3, 2018
6:59 PM EST
Another angle from Habs broadcast. Clearly doesn’t catch McAvoy so Charlie must have twisted something or landed awkwardly. pic.twitter.com/X3AF5Smriu
— Colin Beswick (@CBeswick) March 3, 2018
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