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Brian Boyle | Center | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 244
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (26) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Tampa Bay will get Brian Boyle back from his lower body injury on Thursday against the Sabres.
He's expected to line up to the left of Valtteri Filppula and Jonathan Drouin on the team's second line after a four-game absence. Boyle has 10 goals and 13 points in 36 games this season. Jan 12 - 7:01 PM

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Brian Boyle (lower body) is a game-time decision Thursday.

Boyle is looking to return from a four-game absence. If he does return then it will likely be on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Jonathan Drouin. Boyle has 10 goals and 13 points in 36 contests this season.
Jan 12 - 12:15 PM

Brian Boyle (lower body) is hopeful to play on Thursday night.

He seemed ready to play after participating in Tuesday's practice. Boyle skated alongside Valtteri Filppula and Jonathan Drouin during the session, where he enjoyed some offensive success in December before he was injured.
Jan 10 - 1:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed Brian Boyle (lower body) on injured reserve.

He's eligible to come off the IR on Sunday, but Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he doesn't expect to see the big center on the ice this weekend. Boyle has 10 goals and three assists in 36 games this season.
Jan 7 - 10:50 AM

Don't expect to see much of Brian Boyle this weekend due to his lower body injury.

The veteran center hasn't skated all week, which is typically seen as necessary for deployment. Even with the Lightning playing twice over the weekend, it seems unlikely that he'll play at all.
Jan 6 - 7:46 PM

Brian Boyle (lower body) won't play Tuesday night.

He is also considered to be doubtful for Thursday's match against Nashville. The injury came at a bad time for Boyle, who had six goals and one assist in nine games, prior to getting hurt.
Jan 3 - 1:18 PM

Brian Boyle (lower body) probably won't be available on Tuesday.

Boyle sustained the injury during Saturday's game. He has three goals and 14 points in 37 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 2 - 1:46 PM

Brian Boyle has been sidelined with lower body injury suffered in Saturday's contest with Carolina.

The veteran pivot picked up his 10 goal of the season in just over nine minutes of work before departing. He's now reached the double-digit goal mark in each of his three seasons with Tampa Bay.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:19:00 PM

Brian Boyle continues to float the Bolts' offense with a goal during Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.

Boyle now has goals in three of his last five games, giving him nine goals and 12 points in 35 games this season. While the veteran center will never win a scoring title, one more tally gives him three straight seasons of double-digit goals. Something he only did twice in Manhattan.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:55:00 AM

Brian Boyle, who will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2016-17 season, is hoping to re-sign in Tampa.

Although Boyle is a very useful hockey player, the Lightning have a stable of younger players who will be clawing for more playing time next season. Boyle, who will be looking to get a raise from the $2 million he earned this season, maybe on the outside looking in.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Brian Boyle potted a goal in Thursday's 5-2 win over St. Louis.

He has tallied four markers, including two on the power play, and one assist in the last five contests. He has elevated his game in an increased role for the injury-ravaged Lightning.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:17:00 AM

Brian Boyle scored two goals in a 6-3 win over Calgary Wednesday night.

He had one assist in his previous 12 matches. Boyle stepped up for the Lightning and he was rewarded with a season-high 19:09 of ice time. He has six goals and eight points in 28 appearances this year.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Brian Boyle says the Tampa Bay Lightning need to play with a little more urgency.

The Lightning were expected to be legitimate cup contenders this year, but they've slumped to a 14-12-2 record so far. They've collected just three points in the standings over the last 16 days, which simply isn't good enough. "We need to be a little bit more desperate," said Boyle. "We need to understand where we're at. You are what your record says you are. And we've got a long ways to go."
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night.

The pressure was on Boyle as the Lightning were back on their heels with a four-game losing streak. During this stretch, the Bolts scored only one goal in two of their contests, but the other two losses came with three goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 25th and the St Louis Blues on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov scored the lone goal for Tampa Bay in regulation.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:11:00 PM

The Lightning are going to get Brian Boyle back on Friday against the Blue Jackets.

After taking part of the optional practice on Thursday and morning skate today, the veteran center is expected to skate between Cedric Paquette and Erik Condra. He has four goals and five points in 19 games along with 13 blocks, 26 hits and 29 PIMs.
Source: Corey Long
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 06:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Gabriel Dumont
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy