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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 will be protected by the New York Islanders for the upcoming expansion draft.
The Islanders did not ask Boychuk to waive his no-movement clause. Boychuk was limited to 66 games in 2016-17 and he still has five more seasons remaining on his contract at a $6 million cap hit. Jun 12 - 6:24 PM

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Johnny Boychuk (lower body) will return on Thursday.

Boychuk was sidelined for 12 straight games. He has six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season. With his return, Thomas Hickey is projected to spend the game in the press box.
Mar 30 - 11:50 AM

Johnny Boychuk's (lower body) status for Thursday's game remains uncertain.

Boychuk seems probable, but Islanders coach Doug Weight hasn't made any officially announcements. "You want to play every game," Boychuk said, "But unfortunately I got hurt. I just want to get back and do whatever I can to help the team win. These are must-win every game. You have to lay everything out there because this is the time of year to get every point we can." Boychuk has six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 30 - 10:54 AM

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

At this point Boychuk seems probable for Thursday's game. He's been sidelined for 12 straight contests.
Mar 29 - 10:37 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mathew Barzal
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Josh Bailey
3Joshua Ho-Sang
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Jason Chimera
6Stephen Gionta
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak