MONTREAL (AP) - Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty on Thursday night.
The game was delayed several minutes as Boychuk was attended to by medical and training staff on the ice before being wheeled off the ice.
There was no immediate word on his condition.
Pacioretty was given a two-minute penalty for boarding at 4:28 of the first period.
Boychuk had chased the puck into the Canadiens end of the rink. The hit into the end boards to the right of goalie Carey Price did not look particularly hard, but Boychuk's head struck the top of the boards and he fell to the ice.
He was on his knees breathing heavily for several minutes before trainers got him onto his back and onto the stretcher.
Pacioretty was on the receiving end of a hit from Boston's Zdeno Chara on March 8, 2011, that left the Canadiens left wing with a concussion and a fractured vertebrae.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Preds Game 4 Total Pick Will the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators continue to flirt with the over when they meet in Game 4 tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will host Nashville even it up vs. San Jose? San Jose certainly didn’t resemble the NHL’s best road team on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it gets another chance to take a commanding 3-1 series over...
Thumbnail Can Stars take a stand against Blues tonight? Dallas isn’t meeting its usual standard of excellence on the power play. As a result, the Western Conference’s top seed could be living on the edge by...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Preds Game 4 Total Pick Will the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators continue to flirt with the over when they meet in Game 4 tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will host Nashville even it up vs. San Jose? San Jose certainly didn’t resemble the NHL’s best road team on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it gets another chance to take a commanding 3-1 series over...
Thumbnail Can Stars take a stand against Blues tonight? Dallas isn’t meeting its usual standard of excellence on the power play. As a result, the Western Conference’s top seed could be living on the edge by...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages