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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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The New York Rangers have put defenseman Dan Boyle (broken hand) on the injured reserve list.
The defenseman was injured opening night and the move is retroactive. He is expected to return from the broken hand in mid-November. Oct 19 - 8:21 AM

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Dan Boyle's first game as a Ranger on Thursday night was unfortunately cut short as he blocked a Jori Lehtera wrist shot in front of the net, breaking his right hand in the process.

"He will probably be out 4-6 weeks," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We're going to make a change obviously on D." It's a tough start to the new season for Boyle, who received a fresh start on Broadway after falling out of favor with the San Jose Sharks in the off-season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 10 - 12:52 AM

Dan Boyle and Marc Staal participated in their second preseason game as defensive partners on Monday.

There's been a bit of an adjustment period for Staal and Boyle. "It was a little better tonight," Staal said on Monday. "Obviously, he's a different player than (Anton) Stralman, he likes hanging onto the puck more. I've got to get used to that." Boyle is also expected to get plenty of power-play ice time with the Rangers.
Sep 30 - 9:32 AM

Dan Boyle is partnering with Marc Staal on the blueline in the early going of training camp.

While there is still plenty of time to switch partners, it looks like Boyle and Staal will give the Ranges a top notch pairing that can play offensively as well as handle themselves on the defensive side of the game as well. Boyle will likely see plenty of time on the power play with Ryan McDonagh. Look for the veteran defenseman to get 10-plus goals and 35-40 points.
Source: NY Post
Sep 20 - 10:15 AM

Dan Boyle isn't going to change the way he plays in New York.

"They got me for a reason," he said. "I'm not going to re-invent myself; they know what they're getting." The veteran defenseman will add experience, mobility, offense and a right-handed shot to the Rangers' blueline. Boyle will also be expected to help New York's power play, which ranked 15th in the league (18.2%) last year.
Aug 11 - 12:54 PM

One of the reasons Dan Boyle decided to sign with the New York Rangers was the prospect of being reunited with Martin St. Louis.

"It was a big factor," Boyle said. "Him and I kept in touch. Unfortunately, with the passing of his mom, we talked through that. Him going to the Final, me being a UFA. We kept in touch. I'm not going to be the oldest guy on the team, that's also why I wanted to go. Marty is definitely a big reason. Him and I have had similar careers. it's a great opportunity to play with him." Boyle and St. Louis won the Stanley Cup as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004. Boyle was also interested in playing for an Original Six team after previously playing in non-traditional markets.
Jul 7 - 9:16 PM

The Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to a two-year, $9 million contract.

This is a very good signing by the Rangers who desperately needed to improve their power play. Boyle will certainly help in that regard as he will man the point on the team's top unit. We expect Boyle to register 40-50 points this upcoming season, which will make him a top 25 defenseman from a fantasy perspective. In addition, Boyle got a no-movement clause in his deal so he will be in the Big Apple through the 2016-2017 campaign.
Jul 1 - 12:47 PM

Dan Boyle would consider a return to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"At this point Dan is going to be open to all options," said his agent George Bazos. "All I can say I know he loves it down there. Winning the Cup and everything down there could be one of the highlights of his career." Boyle, who still owns property in the area, played with Tampa Bay for parts of six seasons after he was traded from Florida during 2001-02.
Jun 26 - 5:53 PM

You can count the Detroit Red Wings among the teams that are interested in Dan Boyle.

Getting Boyle would help round out the Red Wings' defense given that Kyle Quincey isn't expected to re-sign. As previously noted, Boyle is looking for a two-year deal.
Jun 25 - 4:30 PM

The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly interested in Dan Boyle.

Boyle is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Maple Leafs' interest is being termed as "serious" while the Rangers might view him as a fallback option if they can't re-sign Anton Stralman. Either way, Boyle is seeking a two-year deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 25 - 2:10 PM

Although the New York Islanders are now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, the defenseman hasn't ruled out the possibility of ultimately signing with them.

"Garth's done a great job, he's kept us abreast of everything along the way, we understand he's got to protect his interests," Boyle's agent, George Bazos said, referring to Islanders GM Garth Snow. "That being said, we haven't closed the door on talking to them. The Islanders gave Dan a lot to think about." The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose for a conditional fifth round pick that will be upgraded to a fourth rounder if he signs with them. Boyle can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 1:35 PM

The New York Islanders are shopping the negotiating rights to defenseman Dan Boyle.

The Islanders acquired Boyle's rights from the San Jose Sharks, but they haven't been able to convince him to sign with them so far. Boyle is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 18 - 12:57 PM

Dan Boyle's agent said his client doesn't have a timetable when it comes to when he'll make his intentions known to the Islanders.

New York acquired Boyle's rights from San Jose in the hope of signing him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Islanders might attempt to trade him again if they can't ink him in the next week or so.
Jun 13 - 4:47 PM

Dan Boyle is reportedly interested in signing with Toronto.

Darren Dreger of TSN reports: "The Toronto Maple Leafs are high on Dan Boyle's list. ... Boyle wants a two-year deal, and the money might be more than the Leafs are willing to pay but they definitely have interest." He's expected to tell the Islanders his intentions at some point this week, but he appears to be leaning towards testing the open market.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 12 - 4:06 PM

Dan Boyle will reportedly inform the Islanders of his plans by the end of the week.

It seems a longshot that Boyle will want to sign with the Isles despite the fact the team gave up a conditional 5th round pick to acquire his rights since the veteran blueliner has sights set on playing with a contender to close out his career. Look for him to test the free agents waters on July 1st.
Jun 10 - 10:46 PM

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LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Anthony Duclair
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Malone
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot