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Bruins reportedly place Charlie McAvoy on injured reserve

Erin Walsh
October 30, 2018 - 3:27 pm

According to Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed upper-body injury. This is retroactive to the injury he sustained on October 18 against the Edmonton Oilers.

The budding star has missed the Bruins past four games and it remains unclear when he will return to game action. While already being out for 12 days, McAvoy may be missing more time than the Bruins thought he would.

The 20-year-old leads the Bruins defense in scoring with six points (one goal, five assists) through seven games played.

McAvoy has been highly impressive since jumping onto the scene during the 2016-17 playoffs where he recorded three assists in six games. In 63 games played during the 2017-18 season, McAvoy tallied 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists), while adding five points (one goal, four assists) in 12 playoff games.

With McAvoy missing some time, Steven Kampfer and Jeremy Lauzon will see extended game action in the coming week though Bruce Cassidy says he is leaning towards rolling with Kampfer due to him having a right shot.