Boston Bruins D-men Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm are out for Game 5.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Boston BruinsBruce Cassidy, coach of the team, said that his team would again be without its defensemen Charlie McAvoy Hampus LindholmTuesday night's Game 5 in the first round playoff series against The Carolina Hurricanes.

McAvoy was an early scratch for Sunday's Game 4 win due to COVID-19 protocols. Lindholm hasn’t been in action since being hit by Carolina's jarring shoulder to chest. Andrei SvechnikovIn the Game 2 loss. Cassidy claimed that Lindholm didn’t travel to North Carolina to play Game 5.

McAvoy and Lindholm served as Boston's top defense pairing in Game 1. Before Cassidy took over the lineup for Game 2, Lindholm was there. Matt GrzelcykMcAvoy is up for the challenge and Lindholm is on board Brandon Carlo.

In a series tied at 2:2, both teams are unbeaten on their home ice.

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