Boychuk not in the lineup vs. Rangers

Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who was a game-time decision Wednesday night, was not in the lineup against the New York Rangers.

Boychuk broke his left forearm when Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky slashed him in the Bruins' game against New York on Oct. 23. After being sidelined for the past nine games, Boychuk was skating with the team and shooting without discomfort this past week after having his cast removed Sunday.