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Boychuk (leg) to miss tonight’s game versus Wild

Mar 17, 2014, 2:07 PM EST

Johnny Boychuk AP

From our friends at CSN New England:

Johnny Boychuk was able to finish out Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes after crashing feet-first into the boards in the third period, but he won’t be playing Monday night as a result of the collision.

The B’s defenseman who is seemingly impervious to pain was missing from the Monday morning skate at TD Garden, and Claude Julien said Boychuk was “too sore” to play against the Minnesota Wild in Monday night’s cross-conference tilt.

X-rays were negative, according to Boychuk, so it doesn’t sound like anything too serious.

The D pairings at this morning’s skate were as follows:

Chara-Meszaros
Bartkowski-Hamilton
Krug-Miller

While the B’s have historically struggled against the Wild, Boston’s current eight-game winning streak is the more relevant trend  heading into tonight’s contest on NBCSN.

  1. jpelle82 - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    bruins are peaking too early….

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      Pens fans would know. Their team peaked 5 years ago.

      • thesportsjudge - Mar 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        Zing!

  2. bruinsfan55 - Mar 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Hopefully it’s nothing serious

  3. slaugin - Mar 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    There not really peaking, def room to improve. Other than a good Montreal win the other games they should win

  4. hockeyflow33 - Mar 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    I can’t believe he’s able to play at all this year after watching that crash into the boards. It was absolutely horrific.

  5. purpleguy - Mar 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    They say Coyle, the former BU player for the Wild will have 1,000 friends and family at the game tonight. That should be interesting.

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