RALEIGH, N.C. —Bruce Cassidy, coach of the team, said that his team would again be without its defensemen Tuesday night's Game 5 in the first round playoff series against The .
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.In 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.McAvoy is up for the challenge and Lindholm is on board .
In a series tied at 2:2, both teams are unbeaten on their home ice.