While it feels doubtful that Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy will be able to return for Tuesday night’s Game 5,

it appears that Hampus Lindholm might be a possibility to return for the Black and Gold.

Lindholm participated in an optional skate with the Boston Bruins at Warrior Ice Arena on Monday morning

without any limitations and has not been ruled out from playing on Tuesday night at PNC Arena at this point,per Bruce Cassidy.

The Boston Bruins head coach did indicate that he wasn’t sure if Lindholm had been medically cleared to play as of yet,

but that’s a status that could potentially change right up until puck drop in Carolina.

“He’s skating today. I’ll get an update on him from the medical team.

So, I’m not going to rule him out, but I’m not putting him in either right now,” said Cassidy.

“I have to hear from the doctors that he’s cleared. I don’t need to see anything.

If he’s cleared, he’s in. If he’s not, then we’ll list him [as] probable for the next game.

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