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Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy out with sprained left MCL

March 6, 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) skates with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The Bruins said Tuesday, March 6, 2018, that the rookie defenseman will be out for at least a month with a sprained left MCL. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins say rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy is out for at least a month with a sprained left MCL.

General manager Don Sweeney said on Tuesday that McAvoy will be evaluated in four weeks. He suffered the injury on Saturday in the opening shift of Boston’s 2-1 overtime win over Montreal.

McAvoy has appeared in 59 games, totaling 32 points. The 2016 first-round draft pick has seven goals and 25 assists on the season.

It is the latest key injury in a week for Boston.

Forward Patrice Bergeron is also recovering from a fractured right foot.

The Bruins are second in the Atlantic Division. They host Detroit on Tuesday night.

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