Monday, January 4, 2016

Isles Boychuk to Miss 4-6 Weeks with Shoulder Injury

Isles defenseman Johnny Boychuk has been moved from "day to day" to "four to six weeks."

Via Isles beat Arthur Staple, the 32-year-old blueliner will not need surgery.

New York, which placed Boychuk on IR on New Year's Day, has already recalled defenseman Adam Pelech from Bridgeport. Boychuk is 3-11-14 and is a plus-9 on the season. He has been a key physical presence on the Islanders blue line and has spearheaded their elite penalty kill.

Pelech, 21, played his third game of the season on Sunday vs. the Dallas Stars and was a plus-2 in 16:06 of action.