Boychuk hit in head by puck, won't return

BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk will not return to the game with Vancouver today at TD Garden, a team official confirmed early in the second period.

Boychuk was hit in the left side of the head with a Mikael Samuelsson slap shot during a first period penalty kill. He was bleeding profusely and had to be helped off the ice by a couple of teammates and Bruins trainer Don Del Negro.