The Ottawa Senators say forward Scott Sabourin has a fractured nose and is anticipated to be launched from hospital Sunday, a day after being removed the ice on a stretcher throughout a game in Boston.

Sabourin was taken from the ice with his head debilitated following a collision with David Backes in which the players' helmets struck at nearly complete speed early in the very first period of Boston's 5-2 win.

Sabourin provided the crowd a "thumbs up" as he was taken from the arena.

The 27-year-old Sabourin published a photo to his Instagram on Sunday morning of him depending on a health center bed while smiling with a cracked tooth, a black eye and a couple of cuts around his face.

WATCH After colliding with Backes, Sabourin fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious. Backes went to the dressing after Sabourin was taken from the ice and didn't return. The Bruins revealed that Backes had an upper-body injury.