|Bruins' Boychuk injured after hit in 1st period|
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|Thursday, 05 December 2013 14:20|
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.