Johnny Boychuk, who went into the boards awkwardly in the third period of Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes, will not play Monday against Minnesota. The defenseman was not on the ice for morning skate, and was confirmed out by coach Claude Julien.
“He didn’t skate this morning because he can’t. Right now it’s too sore, so he’s day-to-day,” Julien said. “It’s from obviously the incident the other night. So he couldn’t skate this morning, came in early, we tried to see if he could and he couldn’t. Just go day-to-day with him.”
Boychuk said he received X-rays after the game on Saturday, but did not yet know the results. Julien confirmed that they were negative.
“If he tried to skate this morning, it would have been negative, but there’s some damage in there obviously when you go in feet first,” Julien said. “We looked at both his skates and he kind of crashed in there and twisted, so a little sore for him to skate on.”
The Bruins had already been rotating defensemen into the lineup, with eight of them currently on the roster.