Boychuck (undisclosed) is set to have surgery on Monday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Boychuck said the injury has been nagging him all season, but there's still no word as to what exactly the injury is. The 34-year-old blueliner played in 58 games this season, scoring six goals and racking up 18 points. Depending on what the surgery is, he should be set to return by the beginning of next season.
Boychuck (undisclosed) will miss the final two games of the 2017-18 campaign, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. It's not clear what caused Boychuck to put a premature close to his campaign, but we suspect it may be related to the upper-body injury that crept up in late March. Either way, offseason surgery hasn't been ruled out at this point. Boychuk's 2017-18 campaign comes to a close with him having recorded 18 points, 114 hits and 112 blocked shots over 58 games.
Boychuk scored a power-play goal in a 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs on Friday night. Overall, it's been a down year for Boychuk, but he does have two goals and six points in the last nine games. While only one of those points came on the man advantage, Boychuk still posted a minus-3 rating in those nine games. That's dropped his plus-minus to a career-low minus-7 this season. Owners in need of blue-line scoring can ride out Boychuk's scoring streak, but should be prepared to take a setback in the plus-minus category.
Boychuk (upper body) has been cleared to play in Friday's home game against the Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports Boychuk missed Tuesday's road win over the Senators, but he's evidently none the worse for wear for this matchup against a Toronto club that's in pursuit of its 100th point of the season. A solid two-way defender, Boychuk's added 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) to complement 112 hits and 110 blocked shots.
Boychuk (undisclosed) will sit out Tuesday, when the Islanders face the Senators, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. More light is being shed on injuries for players on teams that won't make the playoff cut. Boychuk managed to record 18:26 of ice time against the Panthers in his most recent outing Monday, which wasn't out of the ordinary for the two-way defenseman. At any rate, he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's home game against the Maple Leafs.
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