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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 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. Dec 20 - 9:11 AM
Source: NY Post

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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.

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.
Dec 4 - 3:40 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.
Dec 2 - 12:54 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.
Dec 1 - 5:41 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.
Nov 29 - 4:14 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.
Nov 14 - 2:53 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.
Nov 12 - 3:44 PM

Dan Boyle (hand) might be back before the end of the week.

That's despite the fact that Boyle probably won't be 100% within that time frame. He's still experiencing pain, but Boyle is willing to play through it if he gets the green light. "I'm going to have to for a little while but most guys in here have something," Boyle said. "It's pretty hard to be pain free in this league."
Nov 11 - 3:10 PM

Dan Boyle (hand) hopes to return to the Rangers' lineup next week.

Boyle took a step towards accomplishing that goal on Friday by practicing without the need for a no-contact jersey. He's still experiencing pain in his hand though, but it's getting "a lot better" each day.
Nov 7 - 2:54 PM

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

Boyle isn't ready to rejoin the Rangers' lineup yet, but he's no longer wearing a no-contact jersey. He hasn't played since Oct. 9.
Nov 7 - 12:25 PM

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle skated in a no-contact jersey on Sunday.

Still, it sounds like it might take him a while to be comfortable to play thanks to his broken hand. The Rangers could certainly use his offensive skills considering the mounting number of injuries on their blueline.
Nov 2 - 1:42 PM

Dan Boyle (hand) has been on the ice for four straight days.

Boyle isn't passing or shooting yet, but he can do everything else at this point. He sustained the injury during the Rangers' opening game.
Oct 31 - 2:18 PM

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

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.
Oct 10 - 12:52 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
6Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot