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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman | #55

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (61) / COL
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Johnny Boychuk (lower body) missed his 12th consecutive game on Monday.
Boychuk did take part in Monday's morning skate though. "Johnny is close. It’s good to see him out there today," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "Hopefully we can get two or three really good days of practice here and see what he has for us on Thursday." Boychuk has six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season. Mar 28 - 9:59 AM

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Johnny Boychuk (lower body) skated before Monday's practice.

He has missed the last eight games with a lower-body injury. The Islanders play against the Rangers on Wednesday and Boychuck's status hasn't been determined yet for that contest.
Mar 20 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) was not on the ice again Friday and will not play Saturday.

Boychuk will miss his seventh straight game. He has six goals and 21 points in 59 games so his absence may be felt in deeper leagues.
Mar 18 - 10:33 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) won't return on Thursday.

It will be Boychuk's third straight game on the sidelines. He has six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 8 - 6:23 PM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) is still day-to-day.

He won't be back in the lineup on Tuesday after he was injured on Sunday. Boychuk has contributed six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 7 - 3:03 PM

Johnny Boychuk (foot) is questionable for Tuesday's tilt in Edmonton.

Boychuk was injured Friday blocking a shot. The defenseman has six goals and 21 points this season in 59 games with 126 blocked shots and 140 hits. Keep him on your bench for now.
Mar 6 - 9:14 AM

Johnny Boychuk (foot) won't play in Sunday's match with Calgary.

He blocked a shot in Friday's match. In 59 games this season the veteran defender has six goals and 21 points with 126 blocks and 140 hits. Thomas Hickey will take his place in the lineup.
Mar 5 - 1:55 PM

Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) may miss Sunday's game.

Boychuk blocked a shot on Friday and sat out practice Saturday. He has six goals and 21 points this season so he is usually in a lineup in deeper pools.
Mar 5 - 8:51 AM

The Islanders will indeed get Johnny Boychuk back on their blue line Sunday against the Flyers.

The rugged defender has picked up five goals and 14 points along with 87 hits and blocks through 40 games this season, and belongs in your lineup as well.
Jan 22 - 4:22 PM

Johnny Boychuk is expected to return to the Islanders' blue line on Sunday against the Flyers.

Boychuk has five goals with 14 points plus 87 hits and blocks through 40 games so far this season.
Jan 22 - 3:01 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body injury) will remain on the sidelines against the Kings on Saturday.

The veteran defender has posted five goals and 14 points along with 87 hits and blocks this season through 40 games, and will continue to be sorely missed on the Isles' blue line.
Jan 21 - 4:16 PM

Johnny Boychuk is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Boychuk also missed Saturday's contest due to an upper-body injury, though that might not be related. Either way, Scott Mayfield will play instead of Boychuk on Thursday.
Jan 19 - 1:38 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) returned to action on Monday January 16.

Boychuk couldn't play on Saturday due to the ailment. He had a hit, blocked shot, and a plus-one rating in 20:27 minutes of playing time.
Jan 17 - 3:04 AM

The Islander have lost Johnny Boychuk to an upper body injury for Saturday's match with Carolina.

Through 39 games this season the veteran defender has posted five goals and 14 points along with 86 blocks and hits. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Jan 14 - 6:54 PM

Johnny Boychuk scored the only Islanders goal on the power play in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

For the first time since his first full NHL season in 2009-10, Boychuk is averaging less than 20 minutes per game (19:48). His heavy point shot is always a threat on the power play but considering he has never cracked 10 goals in a season, he does not own much fantasy upside. His goal was assisted by Nick Leddy and Ryan Strome.
Jan 7 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Jason Chimera
5Stephen Gionta
6Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Scott Mayfield
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube