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Carolina forward Boychuk claimed by Pens

Posted January 31, 2013

Extended interview: Zach Boychuk

— The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed Hurricanes forward Zach Boychuk on waivers Thursday, Carolina General Manager Jim Rutherford announced. 

Boychuk, 23, appeared in Carolina's season-opening loss to the Florida Panthers and was a healthy scratch for the next four games. Carolina Hurricanes Logo More Hurricanes Stories

Carolina assigned him to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League Wednesday, but Pittsburgh claimed him late Thursday morning. He will remain on the Penguins roster for the remainder of the regular season. 

In 37 games with the Checkers during the lockout, Boychuk tallied a team-high 32 points, scoring 16 goals and handing out 16 assists. 

Boychuk was the 14th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft and has scored seven goals in 73 games with the Hurricanes.

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  • 321oohaw Feb 1, 2013

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    ...zzzzzzzzz

  • Wags Feb 1, 2013

    Interesting take. I hadn't thought of that.

  • jazzmanjim Feb 1, 2013

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    If he does not work out for the Pens they can just put him on waivers to see if another team will pick him up. JR has already said that if they do that he will get him back.

    I have a strange feeling that this is some sort of loaner program for the Pens. Maybe some sort of trade in the works.

    NHL GMs always have something going more than we can see.

  • 321oohaw Jan 31, 2013

    how exciting...

  • VikingTom Jan 31, 2013

    I like the move

  • aschmidt11 Jan 31, 2013

    A lot of young talent in the Canes organization. Think Boychuck will be better off/get more of an opportunity with another team.

  • mesocell Jan 31, 2013

    Probably a good move overall for Boychuk. Hate to see him go, but maybe a fresh start will get his career on track. He will certainly get a long look this season as opposed to wondering if he was going to be bounced up and down to Charlotte all season.

  • caniacman Jan 31, 2013

    I am not surprised that he got picked up just surprised it was the Pens that picked him up! If the Pens win the cup it will have nothing to do with Boychuk. He had his chances here and just never made it happen at this level.

  • Capitals Fan Jan 31, 2013

    If things go as expected he will get the last laugh when he gets his name on the Stanley Cup at the end of the season.

  • robertleonard01 Jan 31, 2013

    I actually think it's a HUGE surprise someone grabbed him - if a player is picked up off waivers, they have to be on the NHL active roster the rest of the year. That's a big gamble on a guy who has played at most roughly 20 games in the NHL in a season and has had many many chances in the NHL and never stuck around. I'm very surprised.

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