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Bruins D Boychuk to miss up to one week

AP - Sports

BOSTON (AP) -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said defenseman Johnny Boychuk is expected to be sidelined up to a week two days after being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Julien said he'd likely miss ''three to seven days'' with back spasms after undergoing tests on Friday.

Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher and sent to a hospital after a first-period hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty in Thursday's loss to the Canadiens. Pacioretty was given two-minutes for boarding.

Boychuk traveled home with the team after the game and underwent an MRI, which showed no fractures.

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