Boston Bruins

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 27: Charlie McAvoy #73 of the Boston Bruins looks on in a game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on November 27, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

A collision with big-bodied forward Trent Frederic during a drill at Monday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena took Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy off the ice and sent him to the dentist for some repairs, according to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.

“I think he chipped a tooth,” Cassidy said. “Otherwise, he was fine. We’ll have an update later. Hopefully he’s good to go [Tuesday].”

Naturally, this comes a week after McAvoy appeared on the aptly-titled Spittin Chiclets podcast.

If McAvoy is indeed pain-free and back on the ice, there’s nothing to worry about. But if McAvoy has any lingering issues and if it bleeds into Wednesday’s head-to-head with the Rangers, Connor Clifton will be on stand-by with Matt Grzelcyk expected to jump back into the mix and send Clifton back to the press box.

That said, the fact that the Bruins didn’t release an additional update on McAvoy would tell you that the trip came and went without any issues, though we won’t officially know until Tuesday’s on-ice session in Brighton.

The 23-year-old McAvoy has one goal and 10 points, along with a team-leading 24:24 of time on ice, in 11 games this season.

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