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.
Boychuk (lower body) was on the ice skating before the team practiced Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Boychuk has missed eight straight games due to the ailment, but skating is a step in the right direction. Coach Doug Weight stated Monday that Boychuk "still has a ways to go," which would seem to indicate that a return to the ice Wednesday versus the Rangers is unlikely.
Boychuk (lower body) will not play Saturday afternoon with the Blue Jackets in town, Newsday reports. It's the seventh straight absence for Boychuk, but now he'll have all the way until Wednesday to heal before the next game. The Isles have won half of their games without the physical shot-blocking blueliner during this stretch.
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