The Boston Bruins expect defenseman Charlie McAvoy to return to play in the coming days.
Operated on his right shoulder during the offseason, the 24-year-old could therefore put on the black and yellow uniform for the first time in 2022-2023 if his progress continues in a satisfactory manner.
“McAvoy is reaching several goals. He approaches. I think he'll be playing within a week,” head coach Jim Montgomery predicted during a press briefing on Wednesday.
The return from the back should further help the squad occupying the top of the Atlantic section with 11 wins in 13 outings. They will host the Calgary Flames on Thursday, but the American's presence remains rather uncertain.
“I feel comfortable with where we are and the discussions we hold on, for his part mentioned McAvoy, author of a harvest of 56 points in 78 games during the last campaign. I am happy and enthusiastic about the steps taken, and I feel good.”