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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 will undergo surgery on Monday.
Boychuk would not disclose what is bothering him, but he expects to be 100 percent by June. It has apparently been a nagging issue that has hindered him all season. Apr 8 - 12:57 PM

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Johnny Boychuk will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.

Boychuk missed a game late last month because of an undisclosed injury, so he's probably just being held out because he's banged up and the game is meaningless for the Islanders. He has six goals and 18 points in 58 games this season. Scott Mayfield will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 5 - 6:52 PM

Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) is set to return on Friday.

Boychuk didn't play on Tuesday due to the ailment. He has five goals and 16 points in 55 contests this season.
Mar 29 - 1:57 PM

Johnny Boychuk will be out of the lineup Tuesday night because of an undisclosed injury.

Boychuk is apparently feeling banged up, so he won't play against Ottawa. He finished Monday's game against Florida with 18:26 of ice time. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Mar 27 - 5:33 PM

Johnny Boychuk had a goal and two assists Sunday and was a plus-five in a 5-2 win over Calgary.

Boychuk is not having a good fantasy season as his boffo performance only got him to five goals and 14 points in 48 games with a plus-one rating. The defenseman has limited fantasy value at best at this stage of his career.
Mar 12 - 8:32 AM

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

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

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