Bruins sign McAvoy, which doesn’t bode well for Krug or Carlo

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The Boston Bruins have signed Charlie McAvoy to a three-year, entry-level contract, and the 19-year-old is expected to join them for practice Monday.

It’s exciting news in one way, because McAvoy is arguably the Bruins’ top prospect, possibly their future No. 1 defenseman.

At the same time, it doesn’t bode well for injured d-men Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo ahead of Wednesday’s series opener in Ottawa.

Update:

“Clearly with the injuries to Krug and Carlo we’ve looked to add to the depth of our group,” said GM Don Sweeney, per CSN New England. “There were several players in the conversation [about getting called up], but we think Charlie is ready to handle that. So we’ll see.”

Krug was injured in the Bruins’ second-to-last game of the regular season, and then Carlo was forced to leave their final game.

Neither Krug nor Carlo was at practice this morning.

Here are the practice pairings:

Related: Concussion concern after Carlo collides with Ovechkin