• Will continue to practice with Islanders

    News: Eric Boulton will sign a waiver that will allow him to continue to practice with the Islanders, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
    Analysis: It's unclear if the Isles are just doing Eric Boulton a favor and allowing him to stay in shape while he decides his future or if the team wants him to stick around as they might be able to use him.
  • Boulton Signs PTO With Islanders

    News: Eric Boulton signed a professional tryout contract with the Islanders on Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: The 39-year-old winger was only used in 10 games with the Islanders last season, as he routinely found himself in the press box as an extra forward. Unless the team experiences a litany of injuries during training camp, it's difficult to envision Eric Boulton cracking the roster.
  • Isles' Boulton Surprises With Rare Goal

    News: Eric Boulton scored his first goal of the season Thursday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Well, that's now two consecutive seasons with a goal for Eric Boulton, who potted two goals last year after going without one in 2011-12 and 2012-13. This was also just his sixth game for the Islanders all season long; clearly he was grateful for getting back in the lineup.
  • Boulton Will Play Thursday For Islanders

    News: Eric Boulton will be in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jackets, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
    Analysis: Coach Jack Capuano must feel that the Isles need to add some toughness to the lineup. Eric Boulton is among the team's better fighters, but that attribute alone is not enough to guarantee him a regular lineup spot.
  • Isles Activate Boulton

    News: Eric Boulton (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.
    Analysis: As was expected following the Isles' morning skate, Eric Boulton will be cleared to play Thursday against the Predators. It will be just his fifth appearance of the season, and his first since Jan. 17.
  • Isles' Boulton To Return Thursday

    News: Eric Boulton (lower body) is on track to play Thursday against the Predators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: After completing the Isles' morning skate with no complications, Eric Boulton is set to join the lineup for the first time since Jan. 17. He's still being listed on injured reserve for the moment, but expect the team to rectify that at some point in the afternoon. Boulton, who has appeared in just four games this season while serving primarily as a healthy scratch, is expected to replace the suspended Matt Martin on the Isles' fourth line.
  • Isles' Boulton Placed On IR

    News: Eric Boulton (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 17, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
    Analysis: A healthy scratch for the past couple of months, Eric Boulton presumably suffered an injury during practice. His absence doesn't change much for the Islanders.
  • Islanders Activate Boulton From Injured Reserve

    News: The Islanders activated Eric Boulton (lower body) from injured reserve Thursday.
    Analysis: Eric Boulton is set to return to action after missing the last 14 games. It's uncertain if he will play Thursday against the Blues, and what his role will be moving forward.
  • Isles' Boulton Joining Team On Road Trip

    News: Eric Boulton (lower body) will rejoin the Islanders for their two-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Minnesota, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: The fact that Eric Boulton is with the team and presumably back skating suggests he could be ready to go for the second game of the trip Thursday in St. Louis. The Islanders have preemptively cleared a 23-man roster spot for him by placing Casey Cizikas (upper body) on injured reserve Tuesday.
  • Isles Place Boulton On IR

    News: Eric Boulton (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, according to the NHL's official media site.
    Analysis: Eric Boulton took part in Thursday's practice, but it sounds like the Islanders will use his injury as a means of activating Josh Bailey (hand) in time for Friday's game against the Panthers. The 38-year-old has typically been a healthy scratch this season, giving him little utility in the fantasy realm.