2:03 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014

Fantasy Update

19 hours ago
Rotoworld
Johnny Boychuk will return to Boston for the first time as a member of the New York Islanders.
Lighthouse Hockey 6 hours ago

Islanders News: Bailey's break, Z's knee, Subban's a Smooth Criminal and the Defensive Datsyuk

Directed by John Landis. Narration by Vincent Price. Islanders news Recaps: LHH | New$day | NY Daily News | NHL.com | Islanders | Cup of Chowder's gif recap A win is good, but losing Josh Bailey to a broken hand...not so much. [LHH| New$day] Eric Hornick's Skinny from the game. [NYISkinny] Audio: Johnny Boychuk gives a quick but refreshingly honest post-game interview to Bruins Radio. The Boston media really misses Boychuk around the Boston locker room. Good thing they all got these tattoos to remember him by. [Zeitgeist] Actor, director and commercial voice-over guy Kevin Connolly...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 12 hours ago

Johnny Boychuk has an ‘interesting’ return to Boston

The toughest part of Thursday night’s return to Boston for Johnny Boychuk came during the national anthem. “Just feeling the atmosphere and being back on the ice,” Boychuk said. “I tried not to look anywhere but just concentrate, and be prepared for the game. That was the most difficult part, but after the first couple […]
Boston Herald 12 hours ago
Bruins miss old friend Johnny Boychuk

Bruins miss old friend Johnny Boychuk

For the Bruins and their fans, it’s probably going to be a little painful each time the team plays the New York Islanders.Watching last night’s matchup — an impressive and entertaining 3-2 win by the Islanders at the Garden — as well as two more games that will follow in the regular season (maybe a playoff clash, too), it’s impossible to look at No. 55 on the Islanders, defenseman Johnny Boychuk, and not recall how the Bruins gave him away and didn’t get a whole lot in return.
Stanley Cup of Chowder 16 hours ago

GIF Recap: Bruins Fall to the Boychuks, 3-2

JB55's return starts with cheers and smiles, ends with lots of sadness. GIF Recap! Thanks to Stephanie Vail. 1st Period At first, there was a goal! But it got called back 'cause of an interference penalty. Still 0-0. A Johnny Boychuk hip che--oh, woops. Welcome back, Johnny. After some defensive pressure, B's let in a bad goal for a 1-0 Isles lead. The crowd feels a little better after a JB55 tribute and this glowing smile. And they felt even better after Lucic tied it up on Griffith's 1st NHL assist. 2nd Period Chara doesn't come back to the game for the 2nd period after this...
Stanley Cup of Chowder 18 hours ago

Public Skate Second Period: Bruins 1 Islanders 1

1-1 after one period! Lots of cheers, lots of groans, and a glorious Johnny Boychuk smile.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey 19 hours ago

Islanders Win In Boychuk's Return To Boston

In his first game back in Boston since being traded, Johnny Boychuk and the Islanders beat the Bruins 3-2.

W2W4: Bruins host Islanders, 7 p.m.

The Boston Bruins (4-4-0, eight points) host the New York Islanders (4-2-0, eight points) Thursday night (7 ET) at TD Garden. Here’s what to watch for: WELCOME BACK: Former Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk and former goaltender Chad Johnson will both be on the ice when puck drops tonight. This is the first time Boychuk will face the Bruins since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. In his first six games for New York, Boychuk has two goals and four assists for six points.

Boychuk: It'll be 'weird' to face old mates

BOSTON -- No more than a month ago, New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk would walk into the TD Garden and think nothing of it. On Thursday, however, the experience seemed almost surreal. Heading to the away team’s locker room, watching the Bruins during their morning skate, seeing plenty of old faces. And it only figures to get even stranger once Boychuk takes the ice against his former team Thursday night for the first time since being traded earlier this month.
Newsday 23 hours ago

Lubomir Visnovsky returns for Isles tonight

Avoiding the crush of local media surrounding Johnny Boychuk early this afternoon, there was still plenty doing with the rest of the Islanders prior to tonight's game with the Bruins:
Boston Globe Oct 23, 2014

Boychuk on Facing Bruins: "It's going to feel a little weird"

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk says "It's going to feel a little weird" when he faces his former team at the TD Garden on Thursday night.
Rotoworld Oct 23, 2014

Johnny Boychuk returns to Boston with Isles - Johnny Boychuk (D) New York Islanders

Johnny Boychuk will return to Boston for the first time as a member of the New York Islanders.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 23, 2014
Bruins vs Islanders: Tuukka Time vs Johnny Rockets

Bruins vs Islanders: Tuukka Time vs Johnny Rockets

"Parting is such sweet sorrow," said Shakespeare, predicting the Johnny Boychuk trade of 2014. Just the Facts: Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SB Nation Site: Lighthouse Hockey Season Record: Bruins: 4-4-0, 5th in Atlantic Division | Islanders 4-2-0, 2nd in Metropolitan Division (I know...what?) Islanders Lines: Cory Conacher - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo Nikolai Kulemin - Brock Nelson - Cal Clutterbuck Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen - Ryan Strome Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Colin McDonald Nick Leddy - Johnny Boychuk Thomas...
Lighthouse Hockey Oct 23, 2014

Islanders Gameday News: Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Johnny Boychuk, Johnny Boychuk

It's not a typo - it's a movie reference. FIG picks for tonight's game against the Bruins can be left here. Let's not all pick Johnny Boychuk, OK? Islanders news Move-a-rama! Anders Lee was recalled from Bridgeport and Colin McDonald was placed on waivers Wednesday. If he isn't claimed by a team before noon today, McDonald will report to the Sound Tigers. Also, Mikhail Grabovski was placed on IR with a concussion retroactive to the 16th. That's bad. The good news: Lubomir Visnovsky could be on his way back. [McNally's all over it. | Michael Fornabaio with a little more] Garik examines...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Oct 23, 2014

Johnny Boychuk returns to Boston: ‘We all knew’ a trade was coming

Some of the following quotes can also be found in Wednesday’€™s feature on Johnny Boychuk. For more on the former Bruin’€™s start to his Islanders career and his return to Boston Thursday, click here. Speaking to WEEI.com earlier in the week, Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk said that though being traded away from Boston was difficult, […]
Boston Herald Oct 23, 2014
Bruins welcome back Johnny Boychuk

Bruins welcome back Johnny Boychuk

WILMINGTON — A visit by the New York Islanders, a talented young team that seems to be taking a step forward, would be interesting in any case.But it’s made more so by the return of longtime Bruin Johnny Boychuk, who was dealt to the Isles three weeks ago.“It’ll be fun, for us and I’m sure for him as well,” Bruins center David Krejci said yesterday.The Islanders are off to a 4-2-0 start, and Boychuk has posted 2-4-6 totals (both goals on power plays) and a plus-4, while averaging a team-high 22:50 in ice time.

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