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BREAKING: Bruins Star Defenseman Out Long-Term With Injury

Published December 14, 2023 at 8:12 PM

The Boston Bruins are not quite as good as they were last year, but they are still 2nd in the league in points despite the fact that the team lost multiple key players in the offseason. Now it seems as though they will be without one of their key defensemen for the next few games.

Bruins Place McAvoy On Injured Reserve

It was announced today that the Bruins have placed defenseman Charlie McAvoy as well as forward Pavel Zacha on Injured Reserve. In McAvoy's case, this is retroactive to the 8th, meaning he will be out until tomorrow at the earliest. However, given the timing of the move, it seems that he will likely be out for at least a few more days.

Bruins place Charlie McAvoy and Pavel Zacha on Injured Reserve. Recalled Patrick Brown and Parker Wotherspoon. #GetBent

The Bruins blueliner was injured when Sabres forward JJ Peterka made a reverse hit on him, inadvertently hitting him higher than intended. However, the team confirmed that it is not a head injury.

Charlie McAvoy is not practicing today after taking a reverse hit from JJ Peterka of the Sabres last night. McAvoy left the game with an upper body injury and did not return. It is not a head injury and hopeful to play tomorrow. #NHLBruins #GetBent

Here is the play in which he was injured.

The Bruins will look to continue their dominant season tomorrow when they visit the New York Islanders. McAvoy and Zacha will not dress for the team.

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How far will the Bruins go in the playoffs this year?

1st round exit3523.8 %
2nd round exit4027.2 %
Conference finals appearance3322.4 %
Stanley Cup finals appearance3926.5 %
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