It has been made official, Johnny Boychuk of the Boston Bruins is indeed out with a concussion after the massive hit he had taken from Senators forward Chris Neil on Saturday. The early indication is that Boychuk may have suffered a minor concussion, which has him listed as out day-to-day, but he won't be eligible to return until Saturday or Sunday, a full week after the concussion occurred, as per the league protocol. The Bruins were able to acquire some blueline depth at the deadline, so the team's need for Boychuk is reduced and they won't have to rush him back into the line-up..
The first game after the trade deadline for the Islanders and as much as they subtracted forwards from their roster, they were healthy scratches, so when Josh Bailey was given the green light to return to the line-up after missing a few games with back spasms, someone from the active roster had to come out and that was Nino Niederreiter, the Box 25 forward for the team. Niederreiter hasn't quite been the offensive force that some poolies may have been hoping for, having only 1 goal in 39 games played this year on the Island, which justifies his healthy scratch on the evening.