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Boychuk passes scratch test

Defenseman now a key contributor

Johnny Boychuck is making the most of increased playing time with some physical play. Johnny Boychuck is making the most of increased playing time with some physical play. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Fluto Shinzawa
Globe Staff / December 24, 2009

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For the first 28 games of the 2009-10 season, save for three when Dennis Wideman was sidelined because of a shoulder injury, Johnny Boychuk had the market cornered on the No. 7 defense slot. For two games, Boychuk was even assigned to Providence for conditioning purposes to shake off the rust that had been accumulating on his skates. (Full article: 860 words)

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