This is far from an official source, and nothing has been confirmed from a team source whatsoever. We'll still wait for an official diagnosis on Boychuck's status. ******
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck was taken off on a stretcher early in the first period after being on the receiving end of a Max Pacioretty minor boarding penalty. It was not a malicious hit, but Boychuck did hit the boards at an awkward angle. Since Boychuck was resting with his fists on the ice, it didn't seem to be an arm/wrist injury. Many speculate the injury to involve his ribs or mid-body. NESN's Jamie Erdhal reported with a few minutes to go in the first that Boychuck was taken to a Montreal hospital for evaluation. We'll provide more information as it is released by the team.