May 24, 2024

Boston Bruins place defenseman Charlie McAvoy and forward Pavel Zacha on injured reserve

Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney declared on Thursday that both defenseman Charlie McAvoy and forward Pavel Zacha are now on the injured reserve list. McAvoy left the recent 3-1 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres in the third period, while Zacha exited the 5-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday during the second period.

Bruins place Charlie McAvoy and Pavel Zacha on injured reserve

McAvoy, a Long Beach, New York native chosen by Boston in the 2016 NHL Draft, has accumulated 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 21 games this season. In 2021, he signed an eight-year, $78 million contract extension with an average annual value of $9.5 million, extending through 2029-2030. Throughout his 410-game career with the Bruins, McAvoy has achieved 247 points (44 goals, 203 assists).

Zacha, hailing from Brno, Czechia, has contributed 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) in 26 games this season, ranking fourth among Bruins skaters. Having signed a four-year, $19 million extension in January, the contract carries a cap hit of $4.75 million.

In response to these injuries, the Bruins have urgently recalled Patrick Brown and Parker Wotherspoon from their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Brown, a 31-year-old forward, has one assist in eight games this season and has played in 146 NHL games over nine seasons with various teams. Wotherspoon, a defenseman from Surrey, British Columbia, has recorded one assist in three games with Boston and accumulated five points in 19 games with Providence.

The Bruins are preparing to face the New York Islanders on Friday.

 

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