Boucher tallied a pair of goals, one of which came on the power play, in a 4-2 victory against the Wild on Saturday. Owners who took a chance on Boucher when he finally received steady playing time starting in February can't complain. In the last 11 games, Boucher has five goals and six points. He's also averaging 2.4 shots per game. The power-play goal is definitely an aberration, but fantasy owners in deeper leagues should feel good about adding Boucher during his hot streak.
Boucher has appeared in just one game with Vancouver since he was picked up off waivers in early-January. The 23-year-old just doesn't appear to fit into the Canucks lineup as of right now. It's puzzling as to why he hasn't at least been given a chance, as he was a solid goal-scorer in the AHL and put up 19 points in 39 games with New Jersey last season. If he does every get into the lineup for an extended period of time, it would likely be in a bottom-six role, so don't expect anything too crazy. Boucher does have the potential to be valuable in some very deep leagues if he gets his shot, but that seems unlikely considering it was mid-January the last time he donned a Canucks jersey.
Boucher was picked up off waivers from New Jersey on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Boucher will join his third organization this week after getting snatched up by the Canucks. In his previous two stop, the winger was likely going to spend some time down to the minors, yet with injuries piling up, he may have finally landed with a team looking to use him in the NHL. In his 12 contests this season, the 23-year-old has managed to tally a goal and two helpers.
Boucher was placed on waivers Tuesday. Just one day after being claimed by New Jersey, Boucher once again finds himself on the waiver wire. It seems likely the team is trying to create the flexibility that would allow him to move between the NHL and the AHL, but certainly run the risk of seeing the winger snatched up by another organization, much like the Devils did to Nashville. If unclaimed this time around, Boucher figures to be reassigned to AHL Albany.
Boucher was claimed by the Devils on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The winger was claimed in early December when New Jersey put him on the waiver wire, and now he finds his way back to the Garden State by way of waivers. He's only got three points in 12 games this year, and he averaged 8:42 minutes per game with Nashville, so he isn't much of a fantasy option at this point.
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