Charlie McAvoy took a big hit during Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Boston Bruins defenseman, who just returned to the ice after suffering a concussion in mid-October, was laid out by Zach Hyman in the third period in what looked to be a late hit. Matt Grzelcyk responded by dropping the gloves with Hyman before each player received a game misconduct.
After the Bruins’ 6-3 win, Grzelcyk and Chris Wagner, who had his own skirmish with Ron Hainsey shortly after Grzelcyk’s fight, spoke of the hit on McAvoy, with both of them calling it “late.”
To hear from Wagner and Grzelcyk, as well as the Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri, check out the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.