Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Jul 26 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard is likely to reenter the Islanders' lineup after being a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Bouchard practiced with Josh Bailey and Frans Nielsen. "It's a chance to get him some extra minutes and see what he can do," Capuano said. "He's got to give us more if he wants to play." Bouchard has no points in four games this season.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Jul 23 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be a healthy scratch Saturday night.

He doesn't have a point in four games with the Islanders and will take a seat in the press box in favor of Brock Nelson. New York will also make a change on defense with Matt Carkner going into the lineup in the place of Matt Donovan.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Jun 25 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard said he will do whatever he can to stick with Matt Moulson and John Tavares on the New York Islanders' top line.

"PMB" could be one of the more interesting sleeper picks if that remains the case. His injury history is so pervasive that it positively obscures his best moments, yet he's still a decent playmaker in the rare times he's healthy. He could rack up a lot of assists setting up those two goal-scoring machines.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Apr 18 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard is parting ways with the team that drafted him in 2002.

Bouchard played in 565 games with the Minnesota Wild before signing with the New York Islanders this summer. "I'll miss Minnesota," Bouchard said. "I really will. Knowing that I'm not coming back to Minny for training camp, it is kind of weird, but at the same time, it's part of the business, and I'm really looking forward to a fresh start with the Islanders." Bouchard had eight goals and 20 points in 43 games last season.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Apr 16 '79

Islanders general manager Garth Snow is happy with the forwards he added.

The Isles signed Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin, two players who have been slowed by injuries over their careers. "Both of those guys are highly skilled players who can produce offense; they've just been hit with the injury bug at times," Snow said. "We'll work at keeping them healthy and they should be solid contributors for our team."

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Apr 15 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard has signed a one-year/$2 million deal with the New York Islanders.

He registered eight goals and 20 points in 43 games with Minnesota last season. The playmaker center hasn't been the same since battling concussions.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Apr 10 '79

The Minnesota Wild will not re-sign winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard and he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.

Bouchard was highly regarded when drafted eighth overall in the 2002 draft but a series of concussion injuries have hurt his career. He showed some spark this past season but still ended up with only eight goals and 20 points in 43 games. Look for another NHL team to give him a shot as he is still only 29 years of age.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Mar 31 '79

The Wild are unlikely to re-sign Pierre-Marc Bouchard

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told RDS' Renaud Lavoie that it will be a "challenge" to bring the forward back. Bouchard is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The 29-year-old had eight goals and 12 assists in 43 games this season and was once very productive on the power play.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Feb 14 '79

Pierre-Marc Bouchard was outstanding on Sunday as he scored a goal and added an assist.

The normally mild mannered Bouchard was all over the ice, throwing out an occasional bodycheck and playing very well defensively. "That's the best hockey game that I've seen him play," coach Mike Yeo said. "For me, that was the best. He was a very, very good player tonight." It was Bouchard's first two points of the post-season and the winger is now a plus-three.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard C CHI Jan 28 '79

Right winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored Minnesota's only goal as the Wild took it on the chin in San Jose Thursday night.

The Sharks won 6-1 but Bouchard collected his 11th point in his past 10 games.