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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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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

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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

The Islanders will get Johnny Boychuk back against the Blues on Thursday.

The veteran defender has posted four goals and nine points this season with 54 blocks and 56 hits in 24 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk won't play Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms.

He is listed as day-to-day. Scott Mayfield was an emergency recall in the morning and he will take Boychuk's spot in the lineup.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk is dealing with some soreness after awkwardly smashing into the boards during Saturday's contest.

Boychuk is still considered probable for Monday's game, though. The Islanders already lost defenseman Travis Hamonic to a thumb injury sustained during Saturday's contest, so it would be devastating if Boychuk proves to be unavailable too.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk scored a short-handed goal and assisted another in a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Friday.

His short-handed goal, the first of his NHL career proved to be the game-winner. He's a quality NHL defensemen with some offensive element to his game. He now has three points through five games this season. Boychuk's assist came on Ryan Strome's first period goal and Dennis Seidenberg opened the scoring with his first goal as a New York Islander.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 10:12:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

Boychuk hasn't played in an exhibition game yet due to the ailment. "(It’d) be nice to get in a couple games, you don’t just want to go into the season when everyone else has been at the World Cup or had a few exhibition games," Boychuk said. "You don’t want to put yourself behind at the beginning." That said it's not yet clear when or if Boychuk will play in a preseason contest.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Johnny Boychuk has been sidelined with an upper body injury.

Coach Capuano noted that this is an ailment that's been "nagging" his stud defender, and there's no timetable for his return. However, it should be noted that neither party seems overly worried about the Boychuk. So this likely a cautious maneuver than anything else. Expect Boychuk to enter the season ready to try to finally hit the 10-goal mark after striking nine in each of the last two.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia.

Boychuk matched his career high in goals in 2015-16, recording nine goals and 25 points with 140 blocks and 149 hits over 70 games. The veteran has been everything and more New York could've asked for. He's posted 18 goals and 60 points in two seasons with them, nearly matching the 19 goals and 75 points he recorded in six seasons in Boston.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk replaced the injured Travis Hamonic's spot on the Islanders top defense pairing alongside Nick Leddy.

Coach Jack Capuano was looking for experience so Boychuk got the call. He has eight goals and 24 points this season with a plus-12 rating so Boychuk has some fantasy value in deeper pools.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 07:34:00 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
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Scott Mayfield
9Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jean-Francois Berube