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.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday