Boulton, 36, has four points (two goals, two assists) and 88 penalty minutes in 23 games this season, which was cut short by a wrist injury sustained March 4 at the Winnipeg Jets.
Selected by the New York Rangers in the ninth round (No. 234) of the 1994 NHL Draft, Boulton has played in 638 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils and the Islanders. He has 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) and 1,389 penalty minutes.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness