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Boychuk out until after Olympics with fractured orbital bone

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Defenseman Johnny Boychuk will be out until after the Olympic break with a fractured orbital bone. Boychuk was struck in the face by a shot from Mikael Samuelsson during the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. The injury will not require surgery as it is a non-displaced fracture, but will put the blueliner on the shelf for 7-10 days according to John Bishop of BostonBruins.com. I would guess that Boychuk will probably be wearing a visor or some sort of face protection for a while after he returns to the lineup.

While the injury looked pretty gruesome, Boychuk has to feel fortunate that things didn't turn out worse.

"Our doctors were talking about a quarter of an inch the other way would have made it much, much worse. With that shot, you've got to consider yourself lucky."

- Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien