Eric Boulton LW NYI 4 Months
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 11 Months
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.
Eric Boulton LW NYI Jul 01 '12
Eric Boulton has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Islanders.
In 51 games with the New Jersey Devils, Boulton generated no points and 115 penalty minutes. He is excited to be joining a "promising young team" like the Islanders, where he will probably be assigned the role of protector.
Eric Boulton LW NYI Feb 25 '12
Eric Boulton was surprised when the Devils informed him that he would be placed on waivers.
"I feel like I'm a big part of this team on the ice and in the locker room," Boulton said. "I think all the players know that and I think I definitely contribute." Teams have until noon on Monday to claim him. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that he wanted to preserve the option of sending him to the AHL, if he's not getting sufficient ice time. Players who are inked to one-way contracts have to clear waivers before the trade deadline in order to be sent to the minors after the deadline.
Eric Boulton LW NYI Feb 18 '12
Eric Boulton sustained cuts above and below his left eye during Friday's game that required seven or eight stitches to close.
Boulton got the cuts during his fight with Anaheim's George Parros and, not realizing that he was bleeding, was initially upset when the linesmen broke up the fight. "I wanted to keep going," Boulton said. "I wasn't hurt. I didn't feel the blood until (the linesmen) started coming in and then I felt it trickle down. I don't know what the rules are. The linesmen are doing their job trying to protect the players. It was the heat of the moment, so I was a little ticked off that I didn't get a chance to get back at him, but they're just doing their job." He isn't expected to miss any playing time.