Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy: ‘My brain is out of shape’

He said he's “progressing well” but is still taking it day-by-day.

Charlie McAvoy has been out since October, and there's no timetable for his return.
Charlie McAvoy has been out since October, and there's no timetable for his return. –Winslow Townson / AP Photo

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, who has been sidelined since Oct. 18 with a concussion, told reporters Saturday that his “brain is out of shape.”

McAvoy, speaking in between periods as the Bruins hosted the Red Wings, said there’s no timetable for his return. He noted this is his first concussion, adding that he’s “progressing well” but is still taking it day-by-day.

While McAvoy acknowledged the process has been frustrating, he also said it’s been “educational.” He said he’s trying to stay patient as he recovers.

“There are days I’ve felt good and days I haven’t,” he told reporters.

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The 20-year-old led all Bruins defenseman in scoring through seven games, but he hasn’t seen the ice in over six weeks. The Boston Globe’s Matt Porter reported that McAvoy “appears to be close to a return,” though the club has said nothing definite.

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