Bruins followers might not see Charlie McAvoy on the ice once more till the playoffs.
The workforce introduced Tuesday that McAvoy sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Saturday towards the Canadiens and is predicted to miss 4 weeks. That timeline would have the 20-yr-previous defenseman returning to the lineup simply in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs, which start April eleven.
Boston enters Tuesday with the second-greatest document within the Japanese Convention (88 factors), trailing solely the Lightning (ninety four). The Bruins’ focus within the ultimate weeks of the common season will probably be seeding, and having McAvoy sidelined does not determine to assist the trigger.
The Boston College product has performed alongside Zdeno Chara, contributing seven objectives and 25 assists in his rookie season. Solely Chara has averaged extra time on ice for the Bruins than McAvoy’s 22:07 per recreation.
Right here’s the Charlie McAvoy play that noticed him depart the #NHLBruins #GoHabsGo recreation early within the first. pic.twitter.com/zSG0Ya1BJD
— Colin Beswick (@CBeswick) March three, 2018
McAvoy missed 4 video games after having a surgical process in January to tackle an irregular coronary heart rhythm however has been a regular contributor since his return.