Bouchard has nine points in 28 games in his first season with the Islanders; he signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the team in July.
The Islanders could recall forward Ryan Strome from the AHL. Strome, the fifth pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, leads the AHL with 33 points in 23 games. The hope is he can spark a team that is winless in 10 straight (0-8-2) heading into their game Tuesday at the San Jose Sharks.
Newsday reported Tuesday that the plan for Strome was to meet the Islanders in Phoenix on Wednesday and make his NHL debut Thursday against the Phoenix Coyotes.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs