Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced Sunday that defenseman Johnny Boychuk suffered a slight fracture to his left ulna (bone in forearm) in the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Saturday.
Boychuk is expected to be sidelined for approximately four weeks.
Boychuk, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Bruins in June, has appeared in all six of the Bruins games this season, notching three assists. The 26-year-old was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (No. 61) of the 2002 Entry Draft.
You could see out there that everybody was willing to compete, to sacrifice, even blocking shots to the end. Even in the third when we were up 5-0, guys were still working hard and blocking shots That's a nice feeling also for the future.
— Flames goalie Jonas Hiller after his team's 5-0 win over Carolina