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Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy announced this morning that Charlie McAvoy will miss tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils with an lower body injury sustained most likely in the Bruins most recent game against the Carolina Hurricanes last Sunday.
Charlie McAvoy is not on the ice for morning skate. #NHLBruins
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 27, 2018
-Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Jake DeBrusk are a go for tonight’s contest against New Jersey.
-Charlie McAvoy is out with a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day.
— Matt Castle (@Matt_Castle22) December 27, 2018
McAvoy recently returned from a long absence due to a concussion suffered in October and will now likely miss a little more time. McAvoy has skated in 17 games this season for the Bruins, posting a goal and ten assists for 11 points. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut in Game 1 of the Bruins first round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators in the spring of 2017. McAvoy was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (14th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after two successful seasons at Boston University.
The Long Beach, New York native skated in 75 career games for the Terriers, totaling eight goals and 43 assists for 51 points. With the returns of Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller, and Jake DeBrusk it’s not necessarily a huge problem for the Bruins having McAvoy out as it isn’t a serious injury but it will nice to finally see this team at full health. With the Bruins only two games away from the Winter Classic next week, the team hopes McAvoy will be healthy in time.