BOSTON — 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 knee 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.