WILMINGTON, Mass. ― The Boston Bruins went unscathed in the injury department for nearly the first six-full games of this 2010-11 NHL season. And for a team who had 192 man-games lost due to injury last season, unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end.
Just 5:36 into the opening period of Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at the TD Garden, an errant slash by Brandon Dubinsky of the Blueshirts fractured the left forearm of Bruins’ defenseman Johnny Boychuk – leaving the 26-year-old on the sidelines for the next four-weeks.
“It sucks. But that’s the way it has to be.” Boychuk said this morning at Ristuccia Arena, as the rest of his teammates skated in preparation for the arrival of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.