Charlie McAvoy returns to Bruins for Game 5 after passing Covid protocol

According to the Bruins, McAvoy arrived in Raleigh on a personal luxury jet on Tuesday evening and proceeded directly to the arena.

Charlie McAvoy is back with the Bruins for Game 5 after clearing the Covid procedure.

Charlie McAvoy returned to the Boston Bruins’ setup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round. They will face the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSSO, NESN).

On Sunday, the defender was inducted into the NHL COVID-19 convention. Not long before Game 4. He didn’t practice on Saturday or Monday.

McAvoy flew to Raleigh with a private jet on Tuesday evening. According to the Bruins, they pass directly from the airport to the arena.

On Sunday, the Bruins also missed Hampus Lindholm, their other top-two defenseman. Lindholm was injured in Game 2 by a hit by Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov and missed Games 3 and 4. He was ruled ineligible for Game 5.

Boston sealed the best-of-seven series with a 5-2 victory in Match 4.

McAvoy earned two assists in the first three rounds of the series. He had 56 points (10 goals, 46 assists) in 78 games last season and has 34 points this season (five objectives, 29 aids). There have been 68 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

McAvoy was averaging 25:15 minutes per game in the last games of the season, over five minutes more than the next closest partner, forward Brad Marchand (20:22).

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