Bruins Notebook: Cassidy looking for more ‘Cliffy Hockey’, Bruins to open 2020-21 season in Europe

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When Bruce Cassidy noted on Thursday that the Bruins were looking to shuffle their D corps around, the rationale was that the new configurations would allow Charlie McAvoy to open up his offensive game a bit next to Matt Grzelcyk.

But the BU products are far from the only skaters on the blue line that should benefit from Cassidy’s latest tinkering. 

With Grzelcyk-McAvoy expected to skate together for Friday’s road matchup in Detroit, Zdeno Chara is expected to log minutes next to another young skater in Connor Clifton — who could benefit from some extended reps with the B’s captain.