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Charlie McAvoy leaves ice after hitting head on goalpost, Bruce Cassidy thinks it's just a cut

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Charlie McAvoy left the ice with an apparent injury during the Boston Bruins' Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

With 6:36 remaining in the third period, the Bruins were on a power play when the Penguins got a breakaway opportunity. On the play, Charlie McAvoy skated back to try to deny the opportunity, but in doing so, he slipped and crashed into his own net.

On his way into Jaroslav Halak's goal, McAvoy banged his head on the goalpost. He was briefly down on the ice clutching his head and was attended to the Bruins' training staff.

McAvoy was able to skate off under his own power, but he went straight into the locker room.

After the game, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy provided a positive update, as he thinks McAvoy's injury is just a cut, per 98.5 The Sports Hub's Ty Anderson.

We'll keep an eye on McAvoy, but if the injury is, in fact, just a cut, he could have a chance to suit up for the Bruins on Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

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