BOSTON -- After recalling defenseman Torey Krug from Providence on Wednesday afternoon, the Bruins placed defenseman Johnny Boychuk on injured reserve and had Krug in the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens.
Boychuk took a puck off his foot Friday in practice and has missed the past two games. He participated in the morning skate Wednesday and was to be re-evaluated later in the day. He would be eligible to come off injured reserve and play in the Bruins' next game, Saturday at Philadelphia.
Defenseman Matt Bartkowski, who signed a one-year extension Tuesday, was a healthy scratch.