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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman | #55

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (61) / COL
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Johnny Boychuk scored a goal in Friday's 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Boychuk broke the scoreless tie midway though the second period and the Islanders never looked back. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and seven hits in 20:48 of ice time. The 34-year-old has four goals and 10 points in 39 games this season. The goal was Boychuk's first since Nov. 22. Anthony Beauvillier and John Tavares also found the back of the net in this one. Feb 16 - 10:07 PM

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Johnny Boychuk (lower body) has been activated by the Islanders.

That sets the stage for Boychuk to return on Friday. It would be his first game since Dec. 27. He has three goals and nine points in 34 contests this season.
Feb 9 - 12:33 PM

There's an outside chance that Johnny Boychuk (lower body) makes his return on Thursday.

Boychuk did skate Thursday morning and Islanders coach Doug Weight did leave the possibility of his return open, even if he did also term Boychuk returning Thursday night as "doubtful." If Boychuk is back in the lineup, it will likely be last-minute news, so keep that in mind.
Feb 8 - 1:10 PM

Johnny Boychuk was once again skating with his teammates at practice Saturday morning.

Despite this positive news, the veteran defenseman won't suit up against the Blue Jackets Saturday night as he is still nursing a lower-body injury. Consider Boychuk day-to-day.
Feb 3 - 10:49 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Boychuk has missed nearly a month due to the injury. He has three goals and nine points in 34 contests this season.
Jan 25 - 4:32 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) may not be available to play this week.

It was thought that Boychuk may be available to return on Thursday, but he may need more conditioning time. As a result, he could be on the sidelines until after the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 4:02 PM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) will accompany the Islanders on their upcoming three-game road trip.

Boychuk is expected to miss Saturday and Monday's games, but perhaps he'll return on Thursday. He has three goals and nine points in 34 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 2:05 PM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) will miss Saturday afternoon's contest against the Rangers.

Boychuk hasn't played since Dec. 27 due to a lower-body injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 13 - 10:49 AM

Johnny Boychuk's (lower body) involvement in Wednesday's practice didn't go as hoped.

Boychuk is expected to miss both Thursday's and Friday's games. It's worth noting that the Islanders are on break from Jan. 8-12, so if he doesn't return before that point, then at least he'll have an extended period of time to rest before being in danger of missing more games.
Jan 4 - 10:56 AM

Johnny Boychuk participated in practice today with his teammates.

Our last update on Boychuk was that the Islanders were targetting a mid-January return for the veteran blueliner. The Islanders will start their mandatory five day bye week on January 8 and we expect him to be ready following that short break. The 33-year-old defenseman has nine points in 34 games this season.
Jan 3 - 12:17 PM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) could return to the New York Islanders blueline by mid-January.

The Islanders play five games before January 8 when they get their mandatory five day bye week so Boychuk could be available right after that. Boychuk has three goals and nine points in 34 games and leads the Islanders with 77 blocked shots.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:51:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body issue.

Boychuk is listed as week-to-week. It's a significant blow for the Islanders as he was providing them with an average of 20:40 minutes per contest. He has three goals and nine points in 34 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:58:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Boychuk missed the last three games because of an undisclosed injury, but he's currently taking rushes during the pre-game warmup. It looks like he'll suit up on a pairing with Nick Leddy.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Boychuk has missed the Islanders' last three games. He has three goals and eight points in 27 contests this season.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Monday night.

Boychuk has missed the last two games with a lingering undisclosed ailment. The pregame warmup will probably reveal his status against Washington.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Shane Prince
6Nikolay Kulemin
7Ross Johnston
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Tanner Fritz
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Sebastian Aho
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Christopher Gibson