Bruins activate McAvoy from IR, claim Smith off waivers from Stars

Charlie McAvoy. (Michael Dwyer, File/AP)

The Boston Bruins have made two additions to their roster, the team announced Thursday.

Defenceman Charlie McAvoy was activated from the injured reserve after the 20-year-old missed the last 20 games with an upper-body injury. In seven games this season, McAvoy has six points (one goal, five assists), while averaging 21:30 a night — the second highest on the team.

In addition to McAvoy’s return, forward Gemel Smith was claimed off of waivers from the Dallas Stars. In 14 games with the Stars this season, the 2012 fourth-round pick has two goals and one assist.

In order to make room for McAvoy and Smith, the team placed defenceman Kevan Miller on the injured reserve and sent defenceman Connor Clifton to the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

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