By Joe Haggerty
TAMPA, Fla. -- Johnny Boychuk suffered no long-term affects from the hit he took from Tampa Bay's Steve Downie in Game 5 on Monday night, and should be fine for Game 6 on Wednesday.
Downie was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for hitting the B's defenseman from behind and knocking his head into the glass.
Boychuk looked woozy after the hit, but returned to the bench in the final minutes of the game -- a sign he was feeling okay.
A hockey source confirmed to CSNNE.com on Tuesday morningthat the Bruins defenseman is "100 percent fine" and feeling good, and Boychuk said later in the afternoon he was ready to go in Game 6. I was a little foggy, but then after I got off the ice I was totally fine, said Boychuk during media availability at the team hotel in Tampa. Even when I was on the ice I just wanted to make sure I was OK before I tried to skate.Joe Haggerty can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs