Charlie Coyle has been on the shelf for the last four games, but that time out could be coming to an end soon.
But following the regular season finale this Tuesday night, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy indicated to reporters over Zoom that Coyle is expected back for the playoffs.
It’s unclear where Coyle will go back in when he returns. Typically the third-line center, he had been finding success on the third-line right wing opposite Nick Ritchie with Sean Kuraly pivoting the two. The long-term plan is for Coyle to be a center, but at the time of his injury, Boston was getting the best out of him on the right side.
It’s unclear how exactly Coyle got hurt, because he did not look visibly in pain when he departed last week. However, he did get hit by a Brandon Carlo shot, which is presumed to be the cause of the ailment.