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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
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Johnny Boychuk has made it clear that he doesn't want the Boston Bruins to trade him.
"You always want to stay here, and stay with the guys that you grew up playing with," Boychuk said. That being said, he realizes the matter is out of his control. The Boston Bruins are close to the cap ceiling and still have to sign restricted free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug. That's led to speculation about how the Bruins will fix the situation and a popular theory is that Boychuk will be shopped. Sep 10 - 2:24 PM

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With the Bruins up against the cap and Reilly Smith and Torey Krug still to be signed, Johnny Boychuk is a strong candidate to be traded.

This rumor has been floating around for some time but it will pick up more steam in the next week or so as the Bruins may need Boychuk's $3.37 million salary off the books to balance their cap after they sign Krug and Smith. Stay tuned.
Sep 6 - 9:06 AM

Johnny Boychuk would like to stay with the Bruins.

He's been surrounded by trade rumors and can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 21014-15 season. Boychuk has faith that Boston can work out their cap issues. "Our GM (Peter Chiarelli) is a mastermind ... he's good with doing things like this (cap struggles) and we have some good players we've developed the last couple of years, but nobody's heard of them over on the west side (NHL)," he said. "You always want to stay with the team you're with (and won a championship). They're my (hockey) family."
Aug 28 - 5:08 PM

It wouldn't be shocking to see Boston trade Johnny Boychuk during the offseason.

The Bruins could benefit from freeing up some cap space and Boychuk is a prime candidate to be moved as a result. He comes with a $3,366,667 cap hit for one more season before becoming an unrestricted free agent. He had 23 points and 45 penalty minutes in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Jun 8 - 9:15 AM

Johnny Boychuk potted his first goal of the 2014 playoffs on Thursday night.

He tied the game at 3-3 with just 1:58 remaining in regulation, but the Bruins dropped Game 1 to Montreal in double overtime. It was his first point in six matches this postseason. Boychuk scored six times and added an assist in 22 games last spring during Boston's march to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 2 - 6:44 AM

Johnny Boychuk recorded his fourth goal of 2013-14 campaign in Boston's 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.

He opened the scoring in the contest on a slap shot late in the first period. Boychuk had a rough game against Philadelphia on Sunday when he finished with a minus-3 rating, so scoring a goal was a decent way to rebound. He has 22 points and a plus-30 rating on the year.
Apr 3 - 9:59 AM

Johnny Boychuk returned to action on Saturday March 22 from a foot injury.

Boychuk had been sidelined since Mar. 15. He saw nearly 23 minutes of playing time in his return. Boychuk had three hits and three blocks in Boston's 4-2 win over Phoenix.
Mar 23 - 2:34 AM

Johnny Boychuk skated for a second consecutive day and took part in Friday night's pre-game warmups.

He has missed the Bruins' last three games with a foot injury but is nearing a return to action. There is a very good chance Boychuk dresses for Saturday night's contest against the Coyotes.
Mar 22 - 8:40 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) participated in Thursday's optional practice.

"This is his first time on the ice," coach Claude Julien said. "We'll have to chat after he gets off, and tomorrow is another skate. We'll evaluate him day-by-day like we talked about, but again, if he's not 100 percent, there's no reason why he should play." It hasn't been determined yet if he'll be able to play Friday. He has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Mar 21 - 7:07 AM

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) will not return to the Bruins' lineup on Tuesday.

Boychuk also missed Monday's contest. His ailment has been described as a bruise and he's listed as day-to-day.
Mar 18 - 6:05 PM

Johnny Boychuk will sit out Monday's game with a lower-body injury.

Boychuk managed to stay in Saturday's game after he crashed feet-first into the boards during the third period, but he wasn't able to practice on Monday morning "He didn't skate this morning because he can't," coach Claude Julien said. "Right now he's too sore, so he's day-to-day. It's from obviously the incident [Saturday], and so he couldn't skate this morning. He came in early and we tried to see if he could and he couldn't."
Mar 17 - 2:48 PM

Johnny Boychuk and Carl Soderberg each had two-point nights in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win over the Lightning on Saturday night.

Boychuk and Soderberg both had a goal and a helper. Saturday night's victory is a perfect example of why the Bruins are at the top of the class in the East. The Bruins didn't get goals from any of their frontline scorers, instead using their depth players and defensemen. Daniel Paille also scored for Boston.
Mar 8 - 10:38 PM

Johnny Boychuk will be Boston's veteran presence on the back end for the team's last two games before the Olympic break.

Zdeno Chara is set to leave for Sochi to carry the flag for Slovakia during the opening ceremonies, so that will leave Boychuk with young blueliners David Warsofsky, Kevan Miller, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski. Boychuk believes the inexperienced defensemen should take advantage of the opportunity to step up.
Feb 5 - 6:39 AM

Johnny Boychuk was back at practice on Monday after he wife gave birth to twin girls early in the morning.

"I got to sleep for maybe two hours and came to practice," said Boychuk, who had been at the hospital since Friday night. "It's a pretty special day. Happy they're here." He should be ready to play in Tuesday's game versus Toronto.
Jan 14 - 6:39 AM

Johnny Boychuk (personal) has returned to Boston.

Meanwhile the Bruins are scheduled to play in San Jose on Saturday. That's the final game of their road trip, but it's not clear if Boychuk will be available for Tuesday's contest versus Toronto.
Jan 10 - 4:20 PM

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RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
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D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
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4Johnny Boychuk
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7Matt Bartkowski
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