Boychuk (lower body) seems likely to play Thursday in Philadelphia. Boychuk has been practicing with the team since Monday and is on the verge of lacing the skates up for game action once again. The worst-case scenario might be holding him out until Friday, as the Isles are playing back-to-back games and may not feel that Boychuk is ready to play two games in two nights.
Boychuk (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Predators, but could return either Thursday or Friday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Boychuk hasn't played since March 3 because of the injury, but appears to be reaching the finish line. The blueliner has been productive again this season, collecting 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) and amassing 140 shots on goal through 59 games. More info on his status should arrive in the coming days.
Boychuk (lower-body) will miss Saturday's game against the Bruins. Boychuk didn't play Friday, so it's not surprising to see him unavailable for Saturday's game. If he doesn't take the ice Saturday, that will make 10 games in a row missed with this lower-body injury. Boychuk has notched 21 points, and 140 shots on goal, in 59 games, so his presence is missed.
Boychuk (lower body) will not play Friday against the Penguins, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. The heavy-shooting blueliner has only played two games this month and he's now looking at his 10th straight absence. Per this latest report, he was on the ice ahead of the rest of the team Friday morning, so that's at least a step in the right direction.
Boychuk (lower body) was on the ice Wednesday for the third consecutive day, the Islanders' official site reports. Interim coach Doug Weight noted that the veteran blueliner is still getting his legs underneath him at this stage, with Boychuk thus not in line to play Wednesday against the Rangers.
Last 7 Games
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