Tuesday night's game vs the Hurricanes got off to a rough start for the Bruins.

Early in the first period, Marcus Johansson was on the receiving end of a massive hit by Michael Ferland. Johansson, who was acquired from the Devils at the NHL trade deadline, was clearly in a lot of pain as he skated off the ice and into the B's locker room.

Later on, the Bruins ruled Johansson out for the game with an upper-body injury.

After the game, which the Bruins won 4-3 in overtime, coach Bruce Cassidy said Johansson was taken to a hospital but the injury might not be as bad as first feared.

"It looks encouraging, but I don’t want to speak out of turn,” said Cassidy. “When tests are done, we’ll have a better answer.”

Not long after Johansson suffered the injury, David Backes stuck up for his teammate by dropping the gloves with Ferland.

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