The Bruins began life without Rich Peverley in an ironic way, as the man they traded to acquire him helped hand them a 4-2 loss Friday night in Winnipeg.

Former Bruin Blake Wheeler had three points for the Jets, scoring in the second period and assisting a pair of Bryan Little goals in the third period.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that forward Rich Peverley will miss 4-6 weeks with a third-degree MCL sprain in his right knee. Peverley injured his knee in a collision with Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill Wednesday night and returned to Boston for testing Thursday. 

Bruins forward Rich Peverley has left the team and traveled back to Boston for testing on his right knee.

Peverley injured his knee in the third period of Wednesday's game against the Canadiens when he collided with Habs blueliner Hal Gill. He left the game and did not return. He is not expected to be available for Friday night's game against the Jets, with Josh Hennessy likely to play in his place.

The versatile Peverley had been playing on the team's top line in place of the concussed Nathan Horton. 

The Bruins are already playing without a key forward in Nathan Horton, and after Wednesday night's win over the Canadiens, they could be down one or two more.

Tyler Seguin scored the only goal in a shootout as the Bruins defeated the Canadiens, 4-3, Wednesday night at Bell Centre. 

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. The Bruins fell to 6-7-1 in their last 14 games after dropping a 3-0 decision to the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers Tuesday night.

"They have to take a look in the mirror," Brickley said of the B's. "They have some holes in their game. Until they address those and get better, they're not going to win."

The Bruins gave Johnny Boychuk a contract that pays him like the Bruins' second-best defenseman. That makes the expectations on him over the course of this deal pretty clear.

Like many teams this season, the Bruins were reminded of just how good Henrik Lundvist is, as the New York goaltender blanked the B's, 3-0, Tuesday at TD Garden.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media following the signing of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to an extension Tuesday night. In addition to discussing Boychuk's three-year deal, Chiarelli touched on the upcoming Feb. 27 trade deadline. 

According to multiple reports, Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The deal, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, is worth an annual average value of $3.36 million. Boychuk is playing out a two-year, $3.75 million deal and would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.