Bruins' Charlie McAvoy bloodied after smashing head on post

Arun Srinivasan
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Charlie McAvoy suffered a scary-looking injury on Monday. (@mkmolnar/Twitter)

Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy left Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after hitting his head on a goal post.

McAvoy attempted to close down Penguins forward Bryan Rust on a breakaway, then crashed into the iron after sliding to stop his attempt. After staying down on the ice momentarily while bleeding, McAvoy eventually got to his feet and was taken to the locker room.

It appears that McAvoy avoided a major injury, however. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters post-game that he believes McAvoy just received a cut.

McAvoy suffered a concussion during the 2018-19 season and missed 20 games as a result.

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