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Bruins make roster move regarding defenseman Mike Reilly

Bruins make roster move regarding defenseman Mike Reilly

Boston Bruins defenseman Mike Reilly is on waivers once again.

The Bruins announced they placed the veteran on waivers Wednesday for the purpose of being assigned to Providence. Boston had also put the 29-year-old through this process a month ago at the end of training camp, but he went unclaimed and headed to Providence before being waived by the Bruins.

Reilly has played in 10 games this season, totaling just one assist which came back on opening night against the Washington Capitals.

Reilly played in Boston’s first seven games before being assigned to Providence with the team activating Brad Marchand. But with Derek Forbort going down with a hand injuryReilly has been back with the Bruins for the last three games. He played his third fewest minutes (13:59) of the season and finished with one minus one in a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Monday.

The move regarding Reilly opens up a roster spot, it seems Charlie McAvoy could fill in as the star defender is about to return.

McAvoy’s status for Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames is unclear, as first-year Bruins coach Jim Montgomery declined to commit to whether McAvoy would suit up for the contest.

Regardless, Boston is looking for its 12th win in its first 14 games when it takes on the Flames at TD Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, and you can watch the game, along with an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.





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