Bruins Star Defenseman Inching Closer to Return

Just about everything has gone right for the Boston Bruins at the start of the season, as they sport an 8-1-0 record and are tied for first with the Vegas Golden Knights in points. Now, more good news is heading Boston's way, as Charlie McAvoy is ahead of schedule with his recovery and has been cleared for contact. 

McAvoy was expected to be out until the beginning of December, but now it seems that the star defenseman will be back in the lineup before then. He is also joining the Bruins on their three-game road trip, but head coach Jim Montgomery noted that he will not play during it. Maybe he will be back when the B's return to Boston on Nov. 7 when they take on the St. Louis Blues?

In 78 games last season, McAvoy set new career highs with 10 goals, 46 assists, and 56 points. Let's see what the 24-year-old can do as an encore once he is fully healthy.

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