The Boston Bruins came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 score with the New York Rangers on Saturday and also suffered a loss to their blue-line.

Defenceman Johnny Boychuk will miss the next four weeks of action after sustaining a slight fracture to a bone in his left forearm in the first period when Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky slashed him.

Boychuk, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Bruins in June, is sixth in team scoring with three points, all assists, in six games.

Boston, which had its four-game win streak snapped Saturday, is third in the Northwest Division with a 4-2-0 record for eight points, one behind first-place Toronto (4-2-1) and Montreal (4-2-1).

The Bruins are off until Thursday when they host the Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET.