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Dan Boyle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/12/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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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. Jun 15 - 12:23 PM
Source: NY Post

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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

Dan Boyle played 17:56 in the Rangers’ 2-1 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

This is good to see, as Boyle was rocked by Brooks Orpik in Game 7 of the series with the Capitals. He left the game for the "quiet room" in the third period and never returned. Boyle had one shot and a plus-seven shot-attempt differential in the win.
May 17 - 12:42 AM

Dan Boyle (head) will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday.

Boyle was questionable after absorbing a hit to the head in the third period of Wednesday's contest. Boyle has two goals and four points in 12 playoff games. He's also been averaging 19:48 minutes per contest.
May 15 - 4:10 PM

Dan Boyle (head) took part in Friday's practice.

Boyle sustained a hit to his head in the third period of Wednesday's game. The fact that he's already resumed practicing is obviously a good sign, but we still don't know for certain that he'll be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday.
May 15 - 12:39 PM

Coach Alain Vigneault was encouraged by Dan Boyle's status after the Rangers won Game 7 against Washington.

"He seemed fine when I saw him after," Vigneault said. "We'll know more tomorrow." Boyle exited the game in the third period after he was hit hard by Brooks Orpik. The Capitals defenseman made contact with Boyle's head with his shoulder.
Source: NY Post
May 14 - 9:44 AM

Dan Boyle left Game 7 with a head injury after being leveled by Brooks Orpik on Wednesday night.

Orpik nailed Boyle with a borderline elbow-to-head hit in the third period. Boyle was clearly dazed, and he struggled to get to his feet. He played 17:14 before departing. The Rangers have not officially disclosed his injury, but Boyle left for the "quiet room" and did not return, so it's fair to assume he was dealing with a concussion. Matt Hunwick could draw into the lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.
May 13 - 11:35 PM

Dan Boyle's second goal of the postseason held up as the game winner in Game 6 after the Capitals nearly staged an epic comeback.

The Rangers took a 4-1 lead on Sunday night when Boyle scored 4:24 into the third period, but Washington pulled within one goal before losing 4-3. The veteran defeseman has chipped in four points in 11 playoff games this year.
May 11 - 10:57 AM

Not only is New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle playing in Game 2, he scored a noteworthy goal against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

The Capitals hadn't allowed a power-play tally until Boyle's goal in Game 2. In fact, Washington had 28 consecutive successful PKs in the playoffs.
May 2 - 2:19 PM

Dan Boyle, who received a hard hit from Nicklas Backstrom on Thursday, was on the ice with his teammates Friday morning.

Boyle admitted to feeling dazed after Backstrom's hit, but he wanted to test himself on Friday. He said he felt okay after the practice. It's not clear if he'll be available for Game 2, but the news has been positive so far.
May 1 - 12:47 PM

Dan Boyle might have suffered a significant injury at the end of the Rangers' 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

Boyle was hit from behind back Nicklas Backstrom and consequently crumpled to the ice just as Washington scored the game-winning goal with mere seconds left on the clock. Because the game was essentially over at that point, it's impossible to say whether or not Boyle would have been able to stay in the contest. There also wasn't much of an update on his status after the game. His status is concerning though, especially seeing as Backstrom might have made contact with Boyle's head.
May 1 - 11:26 AM

Dan Boyle had an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

It was Boyle's first point since March 11. He's traditionally been a great defensemen offensively, but that aspect of his game has been largely lacking in 2014-15. He has just 17 points in 55 contests.
Mar 25 - 11:22 AM

Dan Boyle has moved up to the second pairing on the Rangers blueline with Marc Staal.

The Rangers are right in the mix to win the Atlantic Division as they trail the Islanders by only three points with four games in hand. What Boyle does not understand is why everyone is on him for his lack of scoring this season as he has only 15 points in 46 games. "I think that’s been a little bit of the case, in my opinion. People are more worried about the goals and the assists that I don’t have versus how the team is doing," Boyle said. "I just don’t understand why it’s so important — the team is winning. That’s important. As far as how I’m playing, I’ll just let you guys say what you’re going to say, because you’re going to say it anyway." Well, we at Rotoworld know why poolies are upset with him, unless of course, he is on another team in your pool.
Source: NY Post
Mar 8 - 9:03 AM

Dan Boyle will play in Monday's game against the New York Islanders.

Boyle was a game-time decision decision because he was dealing with an illness. He obviously feels good enough to play even though he probably won't be at full strength.
Feb 16 - 7:06 PM

Dan Boyle (illness) will be a game-time decision on Monday.

Boyle was able to skate Monday morning, but he hasn't been able to eat a full meal since he started battling the disease. He has eight goals and 13 points in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 16 - 12:52 PM

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