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Bruins News: McAvoy To IR, Lauzon Recalled

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The Boston Bruins have made news as they placed defenseman Charlie McAvoy on injured reserve. McAvoy has missed each of the last two games with a lower-body injury he suffered last Monday night against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins news when it comes to injuries continues to get worse.

The club is already without Torey Krug (upper-body), who went on IR late last week. Connor Clifton left last night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. He is currently day-to-day (upper-body) and his status for tomorrow’s game against the New Jersey Devils is not known.

In a corresponding move, the Bruins recalled defenseman Jeremy Lauzon from AHL Providence. Lauzon played 16 games for the Bruins last season, registering his first career goal. In 35 games with AHL Providence this season, Lauzon has ten points (1 g, 9 a) and is a +16. He was the club’s second round draft choice (52nd overall) in 2015.

Lauzon averaged 15:32 time-on-ice per game during his 16 games a season ago. He posted a Corsi For percentage of 49.9% and had a PDO of 98.5. All stats via hockey-reference.

McAvoy has appeared in 38 games this season and registered 13 points (0 g, 13 a). His usual spot in the lineup alongside Zdeno Chara has been taken by Brandon Carlo in each of the last two games.

Stay tuned to Boston Hockey Now for more updates as they happen.

Alex is a 2016 graduate of Springfield College who is currently a writer with Boston Hockey Now and The Oilers Rig. Outside of writing, you can find Alex in rinks around New England as the Play-by-Play voice of the USPHL’s Boston Junior Bruins. In addition, he does broadcasting work for Northeastern University, Holy Cross And UMass-Lowell. Reach him on Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14

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