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Johnny Boychuk | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
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Confirming an earlier report, Johnny Boychuk will indeed return from a nine-game absence on Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings.
Boychuk has been one of the most influencial defensemen this season, through 21 games he has 14 points, 10 PIMs, 33 blocks and 45 hits while averaging over 22 minutes a night. He'll line up on their first unit with Nick Leddy. Dec 19 - 7:04 PM

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Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Boychuk is expected to play on Friday after missing nine straight contests. He has two goals and 14 points in 21 games this season. With Boychuk and Travis Hamonic now healthy, Matt Donovan will probably be scratched Friday night.
Dec 19 - 12:19 PM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) will probably return on Friday.

Boychuk needs to be activated off of the injured reserve, but the Islanders freed up a spot for him by sending Griffin Reinhart to the AHL and moving Michael Grabner to the IR list. Boychuk has two goals and 14 points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 18 - 11:18 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) practiced with the Islanders Friday.

He has not played since November 27. The Islanders could use his offense back in their lineup as he has 14 points in 21 games. Stay tuned.
Dec 13 - 9:31 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) and Travis Hamonic (upper body) will not be returning to the Islanders blueline for a while according to coach Jack Capuano.

Boychuk, who was acquired from the Boston Bruins before the start of the season, got off to an outstanding offensive start and had two goals and 14 points in 21 games before the injury occurred on November 27. Reserve him if you can.
Dec 6 - 8:31 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The move is retroactive Nov. 27, so this really doesn't tell us anything about the severity of Boychuk's injury. He has two goals and 14 points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 3 - 10:39 AM

Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky will sit out Tuesday night's game against Ottawa with upper body injuries.

The severity isn't known, but the Islanders don't appear to be too worried. In fact, Boychuk is expected to play Thursday. We'll keep you posted in the meantime.

Johnny Boychuk will be on the sidelines once again Saturday night versus the Devils.

After sustaining an upper-body injury, Boychuk will miss his third game of the year Saturday. Boychuk has been one of the bright spots for a young and promising Islanders team this season, posting two goals and 12 assists to date. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 29 - 7:00 PM

Johnny Boychuk has sustained an upper-body injury.

Boychuk won't play on Friday and should be considered day-to-day beyond that. He's been an important part of the Islanders' success this season with two goals, 12 assists, and a plus-seven rating in 21 games. He's been averaging 22:09 minutes per contest.
Nov 28 - 4:18 PM

Johnny Boychuk could become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season as he is not ready to talk about a new contract.

While Boychuk is enjoying himself on the Island, he wants to make sure that his family enjoys it as well as his wife and twin daughters who are 11 months old, just moved from Boston last month. "I just want to see how my family is going to like it down here," Boychuk said. "It's all very different to me." We are unsure about how much say his daughters will have. Boychuk turns 31 in January and with two goals and 13 points in 19 games, now may be the best time to strike while he is still hot.
Nov 23 - 9:11 AM

Johnny Boychuk was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice.

Boychuk missed part of Tuesday's contest due to a leg injury, but he returned before its conclusion. He shouldn't have a problem playing on Friday.
Nov 21 - 11:17 AM

Johnny Boychuk missed a fair amount of Tuesday's contest with a left leg injury, but he returned before the conclusion of the game.

This is mostly just an FYI in case you were wondering why Boychuk only logged 15:46 minutes on Tuesday. Boychuk has two goals and 12 points in 17 contests this season.
Nov 19 - 9:26 AM

Johnny Boychuk (knee) will rejoin the Islanders on Tuesday.

Boychuk missed Saturday's game because of the knee injury. He is projected to play alongside Nick Leddy.
Nov 11 - 6:43 PM

Johnny Boychuk (knee) took part in Tuesday's morning skate.

Boychuk might be available for Tuesday's game, but that hasn't been confirmed. He missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment.
Nov 11 - 3:02 PM

Johnny Boychuk (knee) didn't skate Monday, but he's still a possibility to play on Tuesday.

Coach Jack Capuano said the team will see how Boychuk feels in the morning. He missed Saturday's game with what is believed to be a knee injury.
Nov 10 - 4:30 PM

Depth Charts

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C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson
3Kevin Poulin