It was something nobody in the Boston Bruins' organization really wants to see.
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy the victim of a dirty hit and having to leave the game.
Unfortunately that's exactly what happened Wednesday night during the Bruins' 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres.
McAvoy was dumped into the boards by Sabres' forward Zemgus Girgensons who was kicked out of the game with a boarding major.
B's head coach Bruce Cassidy gave an update regarding McAvoy after he wasn't able to return to the game.
“He got some stitches, but he was up moving around. So he’s good. I don’t expect there will be much going on. He’ll have a gash over his eye, but hopefully there’s no other [issues],” said Cassidy of McAvoy, who finished with an assist in 18:38 of ice time against the Sabres. “You think [concussion when] the head goes into the boards like that, but right now that’s not the case. Let’s hope he wakes up healthy and feeling good, he’ll have some turkey tomorrow and be ready to go [on] Friday.”
“I know if it was our player hitting a guy like that then he was in a tough spot just finishing his check. At the end of the day, they’re trying to get those hits out, but I don’t think there was any malicious intent [from Girgensons].”
Check out the play again below, do you think it's suspension worthy?
Zemgus Girgensons ejected for boarding Charlie McAvoy. Thoughts???? pic.twitter.com/7a6lun5652
— Everything Hockey (@EHClothing) November 25, 2021