Johnny Boychuk D BOS 2 Months

It wouldn't be shocking to see Boston trade Johnny Boychuk during the offseason.

The Bruins could benefit from freeing up some cap space and Boychuk is a prime candidate to be moved as a result. He comes with a $3,366,667 cap hit for one more season before becoming an unrestricted free agent. He had 23 points and 45 penalty minutes in 75 contests in 2013-14.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 3 Months

Johnny Boychuk potted his first goal of the 2014 playoffs on Thursday night.

He tied the game at 3-3 with just 1:58 remaining in regulation, but the Bruins dropped Game 1 to Montreal in double overtime. It was his first point in six matches this postseason. Boychuk scored six times and added an assist in 22 games last spring during Boston's march to the Stanley Cup Final.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk recorded his fourth goal of 2013-14 campaign in Boston's 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.

He opened the scoring in the contest on a slap shot late in the first period. Boychuk had a rough game against Philadelphia on Sunday when he finished with a minus-3 rating, so scoring a goal was a decent way to rebound. He has 22 points and a plus-30 rating on the year.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk returned to action on Saturday March 22.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk skated for a second consecutive day and took part in Friday night's pre-game warmups.

He has missed the Bruins' last three games with a foot injury but is nearing a return to action. There is a very good chance Boychuk dresses for Saturday night's contest against the Coyotes.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) participated in Thursday's optional practice.

"This is his first time on the ice," coach Claude Julien said. "We'll have to chat after he gets off, and tomorrow is another skate. We'll evaluate him day-by-day like we talked about, but again, if he's not 100 percent, there's no reason why he should play." It hasn't been determined yet if he'll be able to play Friday. He has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk (lower body) will not return to the Bruins' lineup on Tuesday.

Boychuk also missed Monday's contest. His ailment has been described as a bruise and he's listed as day-to-day.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 4 Months

Johnny Boychuk will sit out Monday's game with a lower-body injury.

Boychuk managed to stay in Saturday's game after he crashed feet-first into the boards during the third period, but he wasn't able to practice on Monday morning "He didn't skate this morning because he can't," coach Claude Julien said. "Right now he's too sore, so he's day-to-day. It's from obviously the incident [Saturday], and so he couldn't skate this morning. He came in early and we tried to see if he could and he couldn't."

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 5 Months

Johnny Boychuk and Carl Soderberg each had two-point nights in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win over the Lightning on Saturday night.

Boychuk and Soderberg both had a goal and a helper. Saturday night's victory is a perfect example of why the Bruins are at the top of the class in the East. Bruins didn't get goals from any of their frontline scorers, instead using their depth players and defensemen. Daniel Paille also scored for Boston.

Johnny Boychuk D BOS 6 Months

Johnny Boychuk will be Boston's veteran presence on the back end for the team's last two games before the Olympic break.

Zdeno Chara is set to leave for Sochi to carry the flag for Slovakia during the opening ceremonies, so that will leave Boychuk with young blueliners David Warsofsky, Kevan Miller, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski. Boychuk believes the inexperienced defensemen should take advantage of the opportunity to step up.