Islanders Podcast Preview: Johnny Boychuk’s Career Ending Injury & Return To Play

Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 171 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.

Islanders fans received some sad news today regarding Johnny Boychuk. Due to an eye injury suffered in the playoffs, Boychuk’s career came to a close. He was with the Isles for six seasons and appeared on four playoff teams.

It was a tough way for his career to come to an end, and we will discuss his best moments as an Islander along with the implications to the team and their cap situation.

We’re also going to get into the return to play plan for the 2021 season. There are some playoff ideas and we’ll discuss what would work best for the league and its impact on the Isles going forward.

Lastly, we’ll talk some Michael Dal Colle. Can he surprise in 2021 or will it be more of the same from him before he becomes a restricted free agent again?

Here’s what to expect from episode 171:


Boychuk’s career-ending injury

Unfortunately, Johnny Boychuk’s eye injury ended his career. He spent six great years on the Island and it’s tough to see him go out like this. We’ll talk about his best moments and what that means for the Islanders.


Mitch and I will discuss the return to play and what we can expect when we finally see a 2021 season.

Can MDC surprise?

Does Michael Dal Colle have any chance of breaking out this year or are we due for another lackluster year this upcoming season?


Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 71 games in an Islanders sweater. This guessing game rarely goes well.


In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

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