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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/7/16

Johnny Boychuk returned Saturday afternoon for the New York Islanders, but a lack of urgency from the team led to a disappointing 5-1 loss. After a hard-fought game this past Thursday against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders seemingly went to Detroit unprepared. Islanders’ goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, was pulled from the game about halfway through the second period after allowing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Life Without Boychuk: 1/2/16

Bad news got a little worse for the New York Islanders yesterday. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk was placed on the IR with an upper body injury after he skated hard into the boards with less than five minutes to go in Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Boychuk was able to skate, but he was helped by trainers off the ice. Adam Pelech has been recalled from...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Has Impact On Ice, In Locker Room For Islanders (Video)

Johnny Boychuk’s impact goes well beyond statistics. The Islanders defenseman was a leader in the Bruins’ locker room while he was in Boston, and now he is doing the same in New York. “He’s huge for them,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe said on “Bruins Face-Off Live” before Saturday’s game. “His numbers are awesome, but for anybody who knows the importance of locker room...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Keeps ‘Boston Strong’ Patch In His Islanders Locker (Photo)

It’s been more than a year since Johnny Boychuk suited up for the Black and Gold, but Boston still holds a special place in his heart. The former Bruins defenseman, who’s now in his second season with the New York Islanders, has a “Boston Strong” patch in his locker at the Barclays Center (it’s in the right corner of the shelf). The Bruins play the Islanders on Friday...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

By Nicholas Goss Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reported that the deal is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. It also includes a...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins react to Johnny Boychuk trade

After six seasons with the Boston Bruins, Johnny Boychuk was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for two second round draft picks and a conditional 2015 third round pick. Following the Bruins 4-3 exhibition loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, players and coaches reacted to the trade. “It stings for everybody, and it stung for me too and the coaching staff and even...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins trade Johnny Boychuk to Isles for picks

The Boston Bruins reportedly traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for multiple draft picks Saturday. Arthur Staple of Newsday first reported the story, which was confirmed by’s Joe Haggerty and TSN’s Darren Dreger. The Bruins were close to the salary cap — about $500,000 under the ceiling factoring in Marc Savard’s contract on LTIR, per...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins will likely trade Johnny Boychuk

Here’s an interesting trade rumor for you. Well, it’s only interesting if you’re not Ron Hextall. Bob McKenzie, one of the most reliable hockey analysts and trade insider out there, believes the Boston Bruins are going to trade Johnny Boychuk. The Bruins could elect to move other pieces, but a Boychuk trade is apparently more than likely. McKenzie: "I think you're going to...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins' Johnny Boychuk injury update

The Boston Bruins and several Boston area media outlets are reporting that defenseman Johnny Boychuk demonstrated movement in all of his extremities which, for an initial update, is the best possible news.We will pass on more information as it become available.Original post: Boston Bruins' defenseman Johnny Boychuk was taken off the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal after suffering...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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