Boychuk is among the Islanders slated to sit Sunday against the Flyers. With the playoffs in mind, Boychuk is one of a handful of Islanders slated to rest Sunday, with the hard-shooting blueliner's regular season now over, with nine goals and 25 points over 70 games played.
Boychuk only has two points in his last 12 games. Overall the numbers for Boychuk are similar to last season but with the Islanders would still like to see him unleash his booming shot more often than not. The Isles have struggled with goal scoring as a team during the second half of the season and any help they could get from the defense would be huge going into the final week of the season.
Boychuk netted two goals as the Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-4 Sunday. The veteran blueliner had a monster game after going pointless in the past seven contests. With five shots in this one, Boychuk continued his recent uptick in that category -- firing 21 shots in the last five games. The 32-year-old has just 21 points in 52 games this year, but he has a plus-16 rating and can be useful in all fantasy formats.
Boychuk had a great game Monday, earning two assists, a plus-1 rating and firing three shots on goal in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings. Boychuk has been productive in the six contests since missing 12 games with a separated shoulder, picking up five points. He's second among Islanders defensemen with 19 points behind Nick Leddy's 26.
Boychuk (shoulder) has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's road match with the Red Wings, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Boychuk should be ready to rock Saturday after missing the past 12 games with a dislocated shoulder in the final contest of 2015. The 32-year-old blueliner is averaging 21:33 of ice time this season, including 1:06 with the man advantage. He's grabbed 14 points in 38 games while carrying a plus-9 rating.
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