• Canes' Boychuk Re-Signs For One Year

    News: Zach Boychuk agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: The 25-year-old Zach Boychuk split 2014-15 between the NHL and AHL, tallying 30 combined points in 70 games, with just six of those coming in his 31 NHL appearances. He'll figures to compete for an NHL roster spot during training camp.
  • Canes' Boychuk Gets Waived

    News: Zach Boychuk was placed on waivers Wednesday.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk's removal from the roster seemingly suggests that either Alexander Semin or Andrej Nestrasil is now healthy enough to claim a regular spot in the Carolina lineup. With just six points in 31 games this season, Boychuk isn't likely to garner much interest elsewhere.
  • Canes' Boychuk To Suit Up Wednesday

    News: Zach Boychuk will dress Wednesday against the Penguins, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk will provide offensive depth for the Canes, as Jordan Stall (lower body) will be sitting this one out.
  • Canes' Boychuk Rides Pine Vs. Devils

    News: Zach Boychuk was a healthy scratch for Monday's 2-1 loss to the Devils. He sat in favour of Chris Terry, who was recalled from AHL Charlotte earlier in the day following a conditioning stint.
    Analysis: The writing was on the wall for Zach Boychuk, who skated a season-low 4:49 against the Red Wings on Sunday. Boychuk has not registered a point since scoring a goal Nov. 10 against the Flames, and has just five points in 21 games on the season. He should not be on anyone's fantasy roster right now.
  • Boychuk Helps Canes Douse Flames

    News: Zach Boychuk scored his third goal of the season during Monday's 4-1 win over Calgary. He now has five points in 12 games so far this year.
    Analysis: As a checking-line winger, Zach Boychuk doesn't see a ton of ice time (averaging just 12 minutes per game), but lately he's making the most of what little he gets. He's worth a pickup in deeper formats.
  • Canes' Boychuk Sparkles In Season Debut

    News: Zach Boychuk picked up a goal and an assist despite playing just 9:25 in his season debut Tuesday against Buffalo.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry combined to lead the 'Canes on a comeback, as Boychuk helped out on Terry's goal that made it 3-2 at 12:11 of the third period, then scored himself from Terry in the final two minutes to tie the game. Now 25 years old, Boychuk's been jerked around by the Hurricanes for years, so we're going to need to see him carve out a bigger role to recommend he be rolled out in fantasy lineups.
  • Canes Recall Boychuk From AHL

    News: Zach Boychuk has been recalled from Charlotte of the AHL.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk appeared in 11 games for the Hurricanes last season, tallying four points (one goal) with a plus-one overall rating. The 25-year-old was the top goal-scorer in the AHL last season, but it's hard to see him holding significant fantasy value right away.
  • Hurricanes Place Boychuk On Waivers

    News: Zach Boychuk was placed on waivers by the Hurricanes on Monday.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk was given a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp, but he did not do enough to make the cut. Boychuk tallied 78 points in 80 games split between the Hurricanes and AHL Charlotte last season, so he could garner some interest on waivers. If he is not claimed, he will head to Charlotte to open the season.
  • Canes' Boychuk Enjoying Scoring Role In Preseason

    News: Zach Boychuk will skate on the top line with Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty during Tuesday's preseason game against the Sabres, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: At first glance, Zach Boychuk seems an unlikely candidate for a full time role with the Canes at this stage in his career, given that he has bounced back and forth between the NHL and AHL over the past six seasons. That said, he did score 74 points in 69 games last season with the Charlotte Checkers, so it looks like the Canes are giving him a long look in a scoring role during training camp and preseason. However, even if he does crack the roster, it's more likely to be as a member of the third or fourth line.
  • Canes Re-Sign Boychuk

    News: Zach Boychuk re-signed with the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
    Analysis: Zach Boychuk played in just 11 games with the Canes last season, but had an impressive year with AHL Charlotte, totaling 74 points (36 goals) over 69 contests. The 24-year-old was claimed off waivers from Nashville in 2012-13, and will gear up for his second full season in the Canes' organization.