New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will have surgery today to fix a nagging injury. Boychuk missed time in January with it.
2017-2018 was a down year for Johnny Boychuk. The New York Islanders veteran d-man only produced 18 points. It was his lowest point total since 2011-2012 and it was the fewest amount of games he’s played since 2009-2010.
We finally got an explanation for the down year out of Johnny. It was a nagging injury, which kept him out in January, that hindered his season.
Boychuk will have surgery today that will hopefully have him healed by June, according to Arthur Staple. Injuries have been an unfortunate part of Johnny’s career.
Boychuk has never played a full season in his 11-year career. The most games he played in a single season is 77 which came back in 2011-2012. At 34-years old, and with four-years at $6 million a year the Isles have to be careful with him going forward.
He might be a guy who can benefit from playing fewer minutes. Sadly, the Isles as currently constructed do not have the depth for that. In order to get him down to maybe 18 minutes a night you’re going to have to land another top-four defenseman.
The Isles have a long offseason ahead. We’re only two days into it and I’m already stressing out. Fantastic.
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