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Boychuk Tried to Play Through Pain

Johnny said he worked through five shifts after the injury.

Monday, 10.25.2010 / 12:53 PM ET / Features
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
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Boychuk Tried to Play Through Pain
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- It was a disappointed but reasonably upbeat Johnny Boychuk who spoke to the press during Monday's practice in Ristuccia Memorial Arena.

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Boychuk, injured during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers, confirmed that a broken ulna -- sustained from a slash during the first period of last weekend's contest -- would keep him out for approximately four weeks.

"Yeah, right about there," said Boychuk of his anticipated return. "They told me that.

"It sucks, but that’s the way it has to be."

B0ychuk talked about his attempt to continue to play through injury on Saturday.

"I was going down the wall and I got slashed on the wrist, and I went back to the bench as soon as it happened because, well, it hurt pretty bad," he said. "I came back and had to put some tape on the wrist to finish the period.

"I just tried to suck it up I guess," continued Boychuk, who said he played through five shifts after being slashed. "I just thought it was like a bruise or something like that...and tried to finish the period."

But between the first and the second periods the severity of the injury became apparent.

"It hurt about the same. Then I got x-rays and saw that it was, well, something not right there," said Boychuk. "I was upset because I still wanted to go out there and play, but obviously, I couldn’t."

Boston head coach Claude Julien talked about having to weather the loss of Boychuk.

"It's a loss, there's no doubt," said Julien. "He's been playing some pretty good hockey for us and has been pretty consistent since last year, so you lose a guy who's...been a consistent player in your lineup every night.

"So, it's an opportunity for someone else to step right in and fill the gap. We've been through that many times in the past and it's only of -- probably -- many more to come."

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