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Islanders' Boychuk: Signing an in-season contract extension 'not out of the question'

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One way or another, Johnny Boychuk is going to get paid. The question is whether he'll sign a contract extension with the New York Islanders, or hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Given the right offer, Boychuk says he could very well choose the former, putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Islanders sometime over the course of the regular season.

“Definitely,” Boychuk said of seeing himself foregoing free agency and re-signing with the Islanders, according to D.J. Bean of WEEI

“Our team is going to be unbelievable for quite some time - probably the next five years is going to be an awesome time for this team. It’s not out of the question.” 

Boychuk's tenure on Long Island has gotten off to a brilliant start, as he has tallied two goals, four assists and 16 shots in 16 games. His five power-play points this season match the total accrued over the course of his previous 321 career games, further demonstrating his value to the club.

Likely to command upward of $6 million on the open market, it appears Boychuk will remain with the Islanders, if the price is right.

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