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.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL