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.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter