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Johnny Boychuk day-to-day, won’t play vs. Wild

03.17.14 at 12:01 pm ET
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Johnny Boychuk is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not play Monday against the Wild.

The Bruins defenseman crashed hard into the boards in the third period of Boston’s win over the Hurricanes. He returned to the game and blocked a shot with his knee, though played the rest of the game.

Boychuk was not on the ice for Monday’s morning skate, with Claude Julien sharing afterwards that Boychuk was too sore to skate.

“It’s from obviously the incident [Saturday],” Julien said. “He couldn’t skate this morning. He came in early, we tried to see if he could and he couldn’t, so we’ll just go day-to-day with him.”

Boychuk had X-rays taken after Saturday’s game. Julien said after the morning skate that Boychuk would not have tried to skate Monday unless those tests came back negative.

“There’s some damage in there, obviously, when you go in feet-first,” Julien said. “We looked at both his skates, and he kind of crashed in there and twisted, so it’s a little sore for him to skate on.”

With Boychuk out of the lineup, Corey Potter will take warmups with the rest of the Bruins’ defenseman, with Julien choosing which six of the seven defensemen will play afterwards.

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning skate, suggesting he will get the start against Minnesota.

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