The Bruins found themselves down a defenseman in the third period against the Penguins at TD Garden.

Pittsburgh found itself on a shorthanded breakaway with Charlie McAvoy hot on its heels. Jaroslav Halak made the stop to keep the game tied at 4-4, but McAvoy smashed his head off the goal post on the play.

McAvoy remained down in obvious pain as team trainer Don DelNegro tended to the defenseman. He remained down for several minutes before heading down the tunnel with his mask covered in blood.

You can view the play where he was injured here.

McAvoy did not return to the bench for the remainder of Boston’s 6-4 win.

 

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