6:25 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014

Fantasy Update

7 hours ago
Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Rotoworld 7 hours ago

Johnny Boychuk is set to return on Friday - Johnny Boychuk (D) New York Islanders

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
Newsday 21 hours ago

Travis Hamonic, Johnny Boychuk expected back Friday night

The Islanders have done decently enough in the past six games without Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic, going 3-3. Considering how important those two defensemen are to them, .500 is about the best they could hope for.
Lighthouse Hockey Dec 5, 2014

Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic Injury Updates: 'Not anytime soon'

However, Visnovsky is skating with the team again. The New York Islanders are playing -- and still winning, for the moment -- without three key pieces of their defense corps. Coach Jack Capuano Friday told media the prognosis for at least two of them is, well, it's not day to day. Via Christian Arnold of SNY/Islanders Point Blank: #Isles Capuano on Boychuk/Hammer: "Anytime you have players out it's a concern. They're not going to be playing here anytime soon..." — Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) December 5, 2014 #Isles Capuano continued on Boychuk/Hamonic: "We'll just wait to see...
Lighthouse Hockey Dec 3, 2014

Griffin Reinhart Recalled as Islanders Place Johnny Boychuk, Lubomir Visnovsky on IR

Injuries have come. The New York Islanders' 18-7 start has benefited from a mostly clean bill of health, but that bill is starting to get tested, particularly on the blueline. The Isles have recalled defenseman Griffin Reinhart from AHL Bridgeport on emergency basis, while placing both Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky on injured reserve. Boychuk, who has taken several "maintenance days" from practice recently, has missed the last three games. Visnovsky left in the middle of last Friday's 5-2 loss in Washington and hasn't played since. Reinhart opened the season on the NHL roster and...
Newsday Dec 2, 2014

Lubomir Visnovsky and Johnny Boychuk still sidelined, but both are working out off the ice

Lubomir Visnovsky and Johnny Boychuk were able to work out off the ice Tuesday, which could be considered progress. It indicates that the two Islanders defensemen, who missed Tuesday night's game with upper-body injuries, are still more than a couple days away from returning.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Nov 20, 2014

Injuries mean jobs: Bruins’ young defensemen should seize moment

Peter Chiarelli will probably never say how many NHL defensemen he thinks he has again. Since saying that he felt he had nine this offseason, the number has been tested significantly. After trading one of them in Johnny Boychuk, Chiarelli has seen five of his defensemen get hurt in the first 20 games of the […]

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