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Bruins' Charlie McAvoy clears NHL COVID-19 protocols; expected to play Game 5: Source - The Athletic

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy cleared the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols and is at PNC Arena in advance of Tuesday’s Game 5 between the Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes.

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Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy is expected to play Game 5 of the Bruins' first-round series against the Hurricanes a source confirmed to The Athletic. McAvoy officially cleared the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol earlier on Tuesday after missing Sunday’s Game 4.

"He's going to give it a go," a source said.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said, "adherence to the (COVID-19) protocol was reviewed by NHL/NHLPA medical consultants and clearance has been approved."

Daly's understanding is McAvoy is non-symptomatic and five days out from symptom onset. A Bruins source believes McAvoy tested out of protocol. The team staff was informed at approximately 1 p.m. that McAvoy had cleared.

Boston won Game 4, 5-2 to even its series with Carolina at 2-2. McAvoy has two assists and has averaged 25:15 of ice time per game in his three appearances during this postseason.

During the regular season, the 24-year-old McAvoy set career highs for goals (10) and assists (46) while leading the Bruins with 24:39 of average ice time per game.

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