Eric Boulton LW NYI 14 Days

The Islanders activated Boulton (lower body) from injured reserve Thursday.

Boulton is set to return to action after missing the last 14 games. It's uncertain if he will play Thursday against the Blues, and what his role will be moving forward.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 16 Days

Boulton (lower body) will rejoin the Islanders for their two-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Minnesota, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The fact that Boulton is with the team and presumably back skating suggests he could be ready to go for the second game of the trip Thursday in St. Louis. The Islanders have preemptively cleared a 23-man roster spot for him by placing Casey Cizikas (upper body) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 1 Month

Boulton (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, according to the NHL's official media site.

Boulton took part in Thursday's practice, but it sounds like the Islanders will use his injury as a means of activating Josh Bailey (hand) in time for Friday's game against the Panthers. The 38-year-old has typically been a healthy scratch this season, giving him little utility in the fantasy realm.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 1 Month

Boulton (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Avalanche, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

After previous serving as a healthy scratch in each of the Isles' first 11 games, Boulton replaced Cory Conacher on the fourth line for the past three contests. However, he'll have to head back to the press box Tuesday, following his early exit from Monday's practice after tweaking something. Conacher will reenter the lineup in his stead.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 1 Month

Boulton had to leave practice early Monday after "tweaking" something, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Boulton has been getting in the lineup lately as coach Jack Capuano has been sitting some of his under performing regulars but looks likely to sit Tuesday.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 2 Months

Boulton will enter the lineup Wednesday against the Ducks.

Boulton, who has been a healthy scratch for the Isles' first 11 games of the season, will replace Casey Cizikas in the lineup. The veteran fourth-liner provided some useful penalty-minute production when he played last season, but because he often spends most of his time in the press box, it will be hard for him to provide much value with any consistency.

Eric Boulton LW NYI 9 Months

The New York Islanders locked up Eric Boulton for another season on Sunday.

He doesn't provide much more than PIM (88 in 23 games this season), so mainly a JFYI.

Eric Boulton LW NYI Sep 04 '79

Eric Boulton was back in the lineup on Saturday and scored his first of the season.

Boulton is known more for his enforcer ways than scoring but he turned the tables on Saturday. Boulton was on the ice for only 7:23 minutes and this may well be his only goal of the season so enjoy it while you can.

Eric Boulton LW NYI Feb 25 '79

Eric Boulton has agreed to a one-year extension with the New York Islanders.

Boulton was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had no points and 36 penalty minutes in 15 games in 2013.

Eric Boulton LW NYI Feb 03 '79

Eric Boulton and/or Matt Carkner may get to play in New York's last two games of the regular season.

The Islanders play Philadelphia Thursday and Buffalo on Friday to finish their regular-season schedule and they could use the extra muscle. However, coach Jack Capuano doesn't anticipate changing his lineup that much prior to the start of the playoffs.