Injury Update: Johnny Boychuk

Defenseman Johnny Boychuk having to be helped off the ice by teammates after sustaining a hit in the third period. (Photo Credit: Steph Phillips)

Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has had one hell of a year when it comes to injuries and overcoming them. Just a couple months ago Boychuk sat out a few games with concussion like symptoms after sustaining a hit from the Ottawa Senators Chris Neil on February 25.

He also sustained some dizziness after a huge hit was performed by Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, throwing him for a loop.  If there were an award for the most injured player, this guy would definitely be in the running, between him and Adam McQuaid. His most recent injury stems from a hit from the Pittsburgh Penguins Arron Asham that left him in a huddle on the ice in the third period.  After a few tests Claude Julien told the media that he had suffered a “mild knee sprain” and was listed as day-to-day.  For the Bruins, this is good news as they are already playing with a small selection of defenseman with Adam McQuaid being day-to-day as well.

As the playoffs near the Bruins are going to need their key defensemen to be healthy and ready to go. With the status being day-to-day and the playoffs starting April 11, there is plenty of time for Boychuk to recuperate and be ready to go in time, even if he misses the first game or so the Bruins should be in good shape.

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