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Brian Boyle | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 243
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Brian Boyle scored a goal in a 4-2 loss against the Washington Capitals.
Victor Hedman also found the back of the net for Tampa Bay. Ryan Callahan, J.T. Brown, and Vladislav Namestnikov each registered an assist on Friday. Nov 27 - 7:51 PM

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Brian Boyle produced his third goal of 2015-16 on Thursday night.

He got Tampa Bay on the board just less than two minutes into the second period in what became a 3-1 win against Calgary. Boyle has chipped in five points in 15 games this season.
Nov 13 - 9:17 AM

Brian Boyle is set to center the Lightning's fourth line Thursday night against the Avalanche.

Boyle had missed the last couple of games due to an undisclosed injury, but will instead skate between JT Brown and Jonathan Marchessault tonight. Boyle is a nice depth player for those of you in deep leagues with four points in seven games.
Oct 29 - 7:20 PM

Brian Boyle (undisclosed) might rejoin the Lightning Thursday night.

Boyle has missed the last three games due to the injury. If he plays then it will likely be on a line with Alex Killorn and J.T. Brown.
Oct 29 - 2:10 PM

Brian Boyle will not suit up for the Lightning on Tuesday night against the Blues.

This will be Boyle's third straight game out with an undisclosed injury, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. He practiced on Monday, suggesting that he's nearing a return. Boyle has two goals and four points through seven games thus far.
Oct 27 - 7:53 PM

Brian Boyle (undisclosed) may be ready to return Tuesday.

He has missed the last two games due to injury, but participated in Monday's practice.
Oct 26 - 4:06 PM

Brian Boyle will not suit up against the Blackhawks Saturday night.

He is still nursing an undisclosed injury and should be considered day-to-day.
Oct 24 - 12:30 PM

Brian Boyle has been officially listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

The Lightning are tight-lipped about what may be ailing the veteran center, but Coach Cooper has already noted it "isn't a long-term thing." So at least there's that.
Oct 23 - 7:41 PM

Brian Boyle wasn't feeling great when he woke up on Friday and consequently missed the Lightning's practice.

Boyle is also a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Winnipeg. "This isn't a long-term thing," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Must just be (out) tonight, if at all." If Boyle can't play, then Cedric Paquette will likely play on the fourth line.
Oct 23 - 3:31 PM

Brian Boyle scored a pair of goals in Monday's 6-3 win against Boston.

He didn't have a point in his previous two outings of the season. Boyle had 15 markers and 24 points in 82 games with the Lightning in 2014-15 and isn't known for his offense even though he can chip in some goals every now and then.
Oct 12 - 3:57 PM

Brian Boyle believes the Lightning missed a big opportunity to take the series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.

"It’s an opportunity missed,’’ center Brian Boyle said. "I think we have to figure out a way to score more, it’s a small margin for error. It wasn’t our best start and Bish held us in there - and it was kind of a fluky first goal against - but we had some chances. Their goalie played well, they played well and we need to play better. We have to understand (the Stanley Cup) is a hard thing to win and we need to play better.’’
Jun 14 - 9:55 AM

Tampa Bay's Brian Boyle isn't buying into the notion of "Garden Mystique", as his Lightning head into Game 7 versus the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Said Boyle, "Why would I fly up from Florida if I bought it?" As sarcastic as he may be there, Boyle does have a point. The Rangers may be 7-0 all-time at home in Game 7's, but as his coach Jon Cooper notes out, "We haven’t been a part of that history." Boyle for his part played in the Rangers' last two home Game 7's but didn't factor in the scoring. He also has just two points in 18 games for the Lightning this postseason.
May 28 - 9:46 PM

Brian Boyle's wife, Lauren, gave birth to the couple's first child on Tuesday night.

The couple welcomed a baby boy into the world. Boyle sat out Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but he has suited up in the past two games. He has one goal and one assist in 15 playoff appearances.
May 21 - 10:06 AM

Brian Boyle will dress for Game 2 Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

Boyle sat out Game 1 versus the Rangers due to an undisclosed injury but will return for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The veteran centerman has a goal and an assist in 13 playoff games this year but he brings a lot of size and leadership to a young Tampa team. Jonathan Marchessault will be scratched to make room for Boyle.
May 18 - 8:10 PM

Brian Boyle (undisclosed) took part in Monday's practice.

However, it's unclear if he'll play in Game 2 against the New York Rangers after he sat out Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. "The update is that there is no update," a tight-lipped coach Jon Cooper said. If Boyle doesn't end up playing again then Jonathan Marchessault is expected to play in his place.
May 18 - 1:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Jonathan Drouin
4Cedric Paquette
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Tye McGinn
7Vladislav Namestnikov
8Mike Angelidis
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy