forward Sergei Samsonov
went into the boards head-first after a hit from Dustin Byfuglien
of the Atlanta Thrashers
during Saturday night's game and had to be taken off on a stretcher.
Samsonov, a 12-year veteran and Calder Trophy winner for Boston in 1998, was taken to a local hospital for observation. The team said Samsonov had full feeling in all his extremities.