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Dan Boyle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/12/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194
Contract: view contract details

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Dan Boyle will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
The Rangers have been giving Boyle semi-regular days off this season. In that context, it's not surprising that they've opted to rest Boyle rather than use the 39-year-old in a 1:00 p.m. ET matinee. Nov 27 - 11:22 AM

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This might be Dan Boyle's final season in the NHL.

"Again, nothing is for sure," Boyle said on the subject of his potential retirement. "For some guys, it’s physical. For me, physically, I feel fine. It’s mentally, [with me] having kids and being away." Boyle has two daughters, who are five and seven years old and with each year missing events in their lives is getting harder. He's in the final campaign of his two-year, $9 million deal with the New York Rangers.
Nov 19 - 11:09 AM

Dan Boyle will get back into the lineup Thursday at Tampa Bay.

He provided the shootout winner on Saturday against Ottawa and was scratched for Sunday's victory versus Toronto. Dylan McIlrath will head to the press box on Thursday.
Nov 18 - 3:30 PM

Dan Boyle will be subbed out for Dylan McIlrath on Sunday against the Maple Leafs.

Thus continues Coach Vigneault's swing between Boyle and McIlrath. Boyle has managed just three points in 11 games so far, but McIlrath has no points and no other metrics to show for his efforts. "I think the struggle this year has just been between the ears," Boyle said. "Mentally, I’ve struggled with my confidence. That’s where a lot of the work needs to be done and get better."
Nov 15 - 5:05 PM

Dan Boyle admitted that his present situation is difficult for him.

Boyle has three points in 11 games this season. He's been listed as a healthy scratch on occasion in the interest of keeping him fresh and is averaging 17:59 minutes per game. "I feel fine (physically)," Boyle said. "I think the struggle this year has just been between the ears. Mentally, I’ve struggled with my confidence. That’s where a lot of the work needs to be done and get better." He's expected to continue to be scratched occasionally when the Rangers are in the midst of busy sections of their schedule. That's part of the reason we're not expecting big things from him in 2015-16.
Nov 10 - 9:09 AM

The New York Rangers will rest 39-year-old Dan Boyle from time-to-time this season.

The move will give Boyle some rest and not tire him out for the playoffs while also giving Dylan McIlrath some much needed playing time. Boyle had just 20 points in 65 games last season and is doing about the same this season with three assists in 11 games. He has little fantasy value.
Nov 8 - 8:06 AM

Dan Boyle will replace Dylan McIlrath against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, neither Boyle nor McIlrath are much a fantasy asset. Boyle has two helpers through 10 games with not much else to his name, suggesting his time as a quality offensive defender has come to a swift end
Nov 7 - 7:13 PM

Dan Boyle will remain a healthy scratch as Dylan McIlrath fills in for the second straight night, Friday against Colorado.

While it appears that Boyle is entrenched in Coach Vigneault's dog house, he could also be rewarding McIlrath for a good game against Washington on Tuesday night. Neither is a fantasy boon this year, but if McIlrath racks up the hits or Boyle the points, that can change real quick.
Source: Jim Cerny
Nov 6 - 6:48 PM

Dan Boyle gave way for Dylan McIlrath for the second time this season on Tuesday night against the Capitals.

Previously, Boyle was being scratched as a way to light a fire under him by Coach Vigneault. Tonight, it's unclear if such reasoning was utilized. Either way, Boyle has just a pair of points in 10 games this season while averaging 18 minutes per night.
Nov 3 - 7:35 PM

Dan Boyle and the New York Rangers were shut out 3-0 by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Boyle was on the ice for all three Habs goals, and has just one assist in four games this season with a healthy scratch for a game as well. Boyle is an inconsistent fantasy option at this point.
Oct 15 - 11:08 PM

Dan Boyle wasn't surprised by the Rangers' decision to make him a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

"I wouldn't say it was a shock," Boyle said. "It's only been three games but I haven't played well. I'm my own hardest critic. I don't need anyone to tell me." The last time Boyle was a healthy scratch was back in 2008. He's expected to be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Oct 15 - 9:41 AM

Look for Dan Boyle to draw back into the Rangers' lineup on Thursday.

Boyle was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's contest. The fact that he's already being held out of games is a very bad sign, but we'll have to wait and see if this becomes a recurring theme this season. Based on Wednesday's practice pairings, Boyle is likely to play alongside Marc Staal.
Oct 14 - 1:14 PM

Dan Boyle will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

Dylan McIlrath will play in his place, while Kevin Klein will take Boyle's spot on the power play. Coach Alain Vigneault wants McIlrath's physicality against the Winnipeg Jets and he hasn't been that impressed with Boyle so far. Boyle picked up an assist, had a plus-2 rating and logged 17:39 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 win against Columbus.
Oct 12 - 6:18 PM

Dan Boyle expects to be back with the Rangers next season.

He has a no-move clause and one year left on his contract. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that Boyle won't be asking for a trade and he won't be retiring. Boyle played his best hockey of the season during the playoffs, while posting 10 points in 19 games. In the regular season, he collected nine goals and 11 assists in 65 matches.
Source: NY Post
Jun 15 - 12:23 PM

Dan Boyle sent Wednesday's Game 3 into overtime by scoring and tying the game at five with just 1:56 remaining in the third period.

It was a quality game for the veteran defender, who was playing in his first playoff game in Tampa Bay as the opponent. He also assisted on the Rangers' opening tally just 62 seconds into the game. He contributed four shots and two hits over 18:18 of work. He now has three goals and eight points in 15 games for the Rangers, though they lost Wednesday to fall behind 2-1 in the series.
May 21 - 12:20 AM

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