Sports Islanders' Boychuk ends career due to eye injury

21:45  25 november  2020
21:45  25 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Home Forums General Hockey Discussion National Hockey League Talk. Johnny Boychuk suffers career ending eye injury . Also, while there was probably some nudging by Lou here, Johnny really has gotten banged up lately, and some of the injuries have been bizarre and I'd imagine difficult to

The New York Islanders may have lost Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens, but defensive player Johnny Boychuk almost lost more than that.

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New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk's career is over as a result of an eye injury he suffered during the 2019-20 season, the club announced Wednesday.

The injury was his second to the same eye.

A skate clipped the veteran blue-liner's face during a game in March, requiring 90 stitches to repair the cut. He missed the rest of the regular season but returned for three playoff games.

"I knew there was something going on but I didn't want to think about it because I wanted to play," he said Wednesday, according to The Athletic's Arthur Staple. "You try to play through everything, and I did."

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Boychuk suffered the injury during a home game on Tuesday when he was cut by the skate blade of Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (Reuters) - New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to close a wound on his eyelid after taking an opponent's skate blade to

New York Islanders injuries . For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Johnny Boychuk - Eye Boychuk is sidelined after receiving 90 stitches to repair a substantial Jordan Eberle - Leg Eberle has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a leg injury

Boychuk, who'll turn 37 in January, played parts of 13 seasons in the NHL and spent the last six with New York. He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011, and the Bruins traded him to the Islanders on the eve of the 2014-15 season.

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Known for his ability to tee up blistering and accurate slap shots, the longtime rearguard produced 54 goals and 206 points in 725 contests.

The Colorado Avalanche selected Boychuk 61st overall in 2002.

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