Canucks' Mason Raymond out 3-4 months after check

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canucks forward Mason Raymond will be out three to four months with a fractured vertebrae after being checked into the boards during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

The team said in a statement Tuesday that Raymond sustained a "vertebrae compression fracture" on Monday night. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk rode him into the boards 20 seconds into Boston's 5-2 victory that forced a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night in Vancouver.

Raymond lay on the ice for several minutes before being helped off and taken to the hospital on a stretcher. No penalty was called on the play.