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Dan Boyle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/12/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Dan Boyle acknowledged during an intermission interview Saturday that he’s struggled adjusting to the Rangers’ system.
Boyle has four goals and nine points this season, and he’s been one of the team’s better defense possession drivers. However, he hasn’t exactly been consistent with his defensive responsibilities, and he acknowledged as much in the MSG intermission interview. It's worth noting that it took the Rangers around a half-season last year to really get going in the first year under coach Alain Vigneault, and Boyle has played 30 games because of injury/illness. Jan 31 - 8:04 PM

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Dan Boyle has gone pointless in his last eight games.

It was thought that Boyle was breaking out of his slump as he has seven points in seven games before the eight game pointless streak but he did break his nose three weeks ago and that could be affecting his play. Boyle has nine points in 30 games this season.
Jan 31 - 8:47 AM

Dan Boyle suffered a broken nose in the first period of Saturday night’s game at the Sharks.

Boyle left shortly in the first period for repairs after his nose was bleeding badly, then played the rest of the game, so this should not be a concern moving forward. "I broke my hand the first game I was here (with the Rangers)," Boyle said. So why wouldn't this happen." Boyle played 18:58 and had a shot on goal in the 3-1 win. He has nine points in 23 games.
Jan 11 - 1:23 AM

It's a big game for Dan Boyle on Saturday as the Rangers go into San Jose to play the Sharks.

Boyle played the last six seasons in San Jose and wanted to return this season but was not offered a contract by the Sharks so he signed with the Rangers for two seasons. "They wanted to get a little younger, and that’s something I can’t do," Boyle said with a smirk. "I can’t get a little younger. So there wasn’t much I could do there. At the time, I would have liked to have stayed, but that’s water under the bridge. No ill feelings." Boyle has been on a tear of late with two goals and seven points in his last seven games. He had only two points in his previous 15 games so he is worth picking up at this time.
Jan 10 - 9:26 AM

Dan Boyle netted a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.

Dan Boyle slammed home his fourth goal of the season to bring the Rangers to 2-1 midway through the first. And was instrumental in getting Martin St. Louis the puck to put the Blueshirts up 4-2 midway through the second. Both goals came on the power play, making seven of his nine points with the man advantage.
Jan 9 - 3:44 AM

Dan Boyle was among four Rangers to post two-point nights in their 6-1 thrashing of the Sabres on Saturday night.

He scored and had an assist. Boyle was signed to bring a puck-moving element and power-play presence to the defense, but that has been slow to develop. After returning from a broken hand, Boyle has begun to seem more comfortable, though. He has points in four of his last five games, for seven in 20 games. Other two-point producers included: Derick Brassard (goal, assist), Rick Nash (goal, assist) and Martin St. Louis (two assists). Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast each scored in the win. Kreider also had four penalty minutes.

Dan Boyle ended his seven-game point drought on Tuesday.

Boyle only has two goals and three points in 16 contests in 2014-15. Boyle's adjustment to playing with the Rangers was complicated when he broke his right hand in the opener and was forced to miss the 14 contests that followed. "I thought he was a little better tonight," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. "It's going to take a little bit of time here. He's going to be fine."
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:13:00 AM

Dan Boyle has only two goals and no assists in 13 games with the Rangers.

Boyle has missed 18 games with a broken hand and the flu but the Rangers were looking for more offense from the veteran blueliner than he has shown. "I think it depends on how you want to look at how I’ve been playing," Boyle said. "I think statistically, it’s been horrendous compared to what I’m used to. If you don’t look at statistics and actually look at the games, I think that I’ve had some good games, and I’ve had some obviously average games. I think big picture here is doing what I can and helping out, and for the most part, with the exception of statistically, it’s been OK. Obviously it’s going to get better." Fantasy owners sure hope so.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Coach Vigneault is expected to put some new defensive pairs together Saturday night against Detroit.

Ryan McDonagh skates with Dan Girardi; Marc Staal with Dan Boyle; Matt Hunwick with Kevin Klein. If all goes well, these could be your pairings for the foreseeable future.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Dan Boyle (flu) is expected to return Saturday.

He is back with the Rangers after missing the last two games with flu-like symptoms. Boyle has been limited to just eight games this season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Dan Boyle missed Tuesday's practice with flu-like symptoms.

Boyle missed the Rangers' last two games for the same reason. The good news is that the Rangers are off until Saturday, so Boyle has plenty of time to recover.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Dan Boyle will remain on the sidelines Monday night versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After returning from a broken hand, Boyle will miss his second straight game due to flu-like symptoms. He has played in just eight games for the Blue shirts and was just starting to find his game with two goals in his last two games. Rangers coach, Alain Vigneault did say that tests at the hospital showed that mumps was not believed to be the case. Teammate, Tanner Glass, however, will be out once again Monday with the mumps. John Moore will take Boyle's spot on defense to pair up with Rangers captain, Ryan McDonagh.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Dan Boyle did not play in New York's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers because of an illness.

John Moore replaced Boyle in the Rangers' lineup. The 38-year-old has missed of the season with a hand injury, but he should be considered day-to-day with this illness.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Dan Boyle (hand) was activated from the IL on Thursday November 13.

Boyle hadn't played since Oct. 9. He had a plus-one rating and logged 22:14 minutes in his return.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 02:53:00 AM

Rangers bench boss Alain Vigneault expects Dan Boyle (hand) to play on Thursday.

"I think he's going to play," Vigneault said Wednesday after practice. "I had a brief conversation with him this morning and I asked him, 'Do I play you on the first power play unit or am I easy you in? And he said, 'First power play unit.' So I'm saying that's sort of a sign that he's ready to go. Obviously you have to be smart. He's going to talk to our medical staff tomorrow. He's going to talk to our doctors. But I feel he's given us all indications he's ready to go and that the injury is healed." Boyle skated on the second power play combination at practice and he was paired with Marc Staal during the session. He suffered a broken right hand when he blocked a shot in New York's season opener back on Oct. 9.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Lee Stempniak
5Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5Dan Boyle
6John Moore
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot