Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/2/13
Johnny Boychuk took an awkward tumble on Thursday night and it will cost the Bruins defnenseman at least one game. Boychuk did not travel with the team to Long Island his weekend, and he will not play on Saturday night in Boston’s game with the Islanders. Bruins head coach Claude Julien says the decision not to bring Boychuk to Long Island was a last-minute call. The Boston blue liner is still day-to-day with the injury. He is said to be feeling better than he did Thursday night where the only update Julien gave was that Boychuk would be reevaluated Friday. Matt Bartkowski will be inserted into the lineup and will make his first appearance in eight games. In other lineup news, backup goalie Chad Johnson is expected to start for the B’s. Here are the rest of the projected lines and defense pairs for the Bruins and Islanders. Bruins (8-4-0, 16 points) Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome IginlaReilly Smith — Patrice Bergeron — Brad MarchandChris Kelly — Ryan Spooner — Carl SoderbergDaniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton Zdeno Chara — Matt BartkowskiDennis Seidenberg — Dougie HamiltonAdam McQuaid — Torey Krug Islanders (5-5-3, 13 points) Thomas Vanek — John Tavares — Kyle OkposoPierre-Marc Bouchard — Frans Nielsen — Josh BaileyMichael Grabner — Peter Regin — Cal ClutterbuckBrock Nelson — Casey Cizikas — Matt Martin Andrew MacDonald — Travis Hamonic Thomas Hickey — Matt CarknerMatt Donovan — Radek MartinekFiled under: Boston Bruins, Headlines, Mike Cole

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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