The Boston Bruins will be down another defenseman before their Saturday night matchup.
Before the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena, B’s head coach Bruce Cassidy provided updates on Kevan Miller and Charlie McAvoy, both of whom will be inactive Saturday. Miller has been dealing with a hand injury after he blocked a shot in Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
McAvoy, however, hasn’t been “feeling right” since getting hit in Edmonton, but Cassidy doesn’t believe it’s related to a heart condition the 20-year-old had corrected last season, per The Athletic’s Joe McDonald.
The Black and Gold recalled Urho Vaakanainen on an emergency basis Saturday with both Miller and McAvoy sidelined. The 2017 NHL Draft first-round pick will play alongside Matt Grzelcyk on Saturday night when the puck drops at 10 p.m. ET.
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