Dan Boyle D NYR 4 days ago

Boyle potted a goal and dished out a power-play assist in Wednesday's Game 3 loss to the Lightning.

After an unexceptional regular season, Boyle has come on strong during the playoffs to give the Rangers an added scoring threat from the blue line. The veteran has three goals and five assists through 15 games, though only a minus-4 rating to show for it.

Dan Boyle D NYR 1 week ago

Boyle picked up a pair of power-play assists in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Lightning.

Boyle had a productive night all around, as he also tied for the team lead with five shots. After being on the receiving end of a big hit last week in the series against the Capitals, Boyle doesn't appeared to be slowed down.

Dan Boyle D NYR 1 week ago

Coach Alain Vigneault indicated Friday that Boyle (head) will play in Saturday's Game 1 matchup with the Lightning, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Boyle was a participant in Friday's practice, and is apparently doing well enough to give it a go in Game 1. The veteran blueliner logged plenty of minutes against the Capitals, and notched a goal in Game 6 on three shots. Assuming nothing occurs moving forward, he should be in line to see plenty of ice time in the Eastern Conference finals as well.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 weeks ago

Boyle (head) is practicing Friday afternoon, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports.

Boyle was removed from Wednesday's Game 7 against the Capitals midway through the third period, after taking a huge hit from defenseman Brooks Orpik. While his presence on the ice Friday doesn't guarantee anything, Boyle seemingly has a shot to suit up for Saturday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay. If Boyle can't play, either Chris Summers or Matt Hunwick will likely join the lineup.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 weeks ago

Boyle (undisclosed) has gone back to the New York's locker room after taking a a hard hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Boyle took a high hit from Orpik during the third period of Wednesday's game against Washington. It's unclear whether Boyle will be able to return to action in Game 7, but an update should be available once further information is disclosed.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 weeks ago

Boyle picked up a power-play goal Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Capitals. It's his first goal of the postseason.

He caught a break when the Caps hit the referee when they attempted to clear the puck. The biscuit stayed in the zone, trickled to Boyle and he pounded it through a screen and into the top corner. He played 17:41 and looks no worse for wear after that hit at end of Game 1.

Dan Boyle D NYR 3 weeks ago

Boyle was on the ice for pregame warmups, and will be in the Rangers' lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against the Capitals, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Boyle left Thursday's Game 1 toward the end of the third period after taking a big hit from Washington's Nicklas Backstrom. Despite being a bit banged up, he'll suit up for the Rangers on Saturday.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 weeks ago

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault expects Boyle (undisclosed) to play in Saturday's Game 2 against the Capitals.

Boyle left Thursday's Game 1 toward the end of the third period, after taking a hard hit from Washington's Nicklas Backstrom. Boyle is no sure thing to be ready for Game 2, but he was able to skate Friday afternoon, and the Rangers seem optimistic.

Dan Boyle D NYR 1 month ago

Boyle collected an assist in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Capitals.

Boyle was one of the few players on the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers who didn't meet expectations heading into the season. A fractured hand suffered in his team debut resulted in any early stint on injured reserve, and Boyle wasn't really able to recover, finishing with his lowest point total (20) in a non-lockout year since 1999-000, when he played in just 13 games as a youngster with the Panthers. While Boyle was able to offset the stark decline in points to an extent with his plus-18 rating, he's no better than the team's third-best offensive threat from the blue line entering the postseason, ranking behind Ryan McDonagh and Keith Yandle in that regard.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 months ago

Boyle snapped an 18-game goal drought with a first-period tally and added an assist while going plus-3 in Thursday's 5-1 win over Ottawa.

Boyle's been a valuable and reliable member of the Rangers' blue line, but the offense has not really been there -- even with Thursday's production, he owns only 19 points in 56 games this season. At least nine of those points have been goals, so Boyle's threatening to reach double digits in that category for the sixth time in his career.