Dan Boyle D NYR 17 Days

Boyle (illness) will play Monday against the Islanders, the Record reports.Based on warmups, Boyle and Matt Hunwick are in line to form the Rangers' third defensive pairing on Monday, with John Moore slated to be a scratch.

Dan Boyle D NYR 17 Days

Boyle (illness) is considered a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the Islanders, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.Boyle missed the game Saturday due to the illness, but took part at morning skate, which could indicate his return to the lineup Monday. His status should be confirmed either at some point leading up to the game or when the team takes the ice for warmups.

Dan Boyle D NYR 17 Days

Boyle (illness) was on the ice for practice Monday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.Boyle missed Saturday's game against the Coyotes due to the illness, but his presence at morning skate Monday likely indicates the worst is behind him. It appears, he'll be available for Monday's contest against the Islanders, but the team should provide an official update on his status at some point before the opening face-off.

Dan Boyle D NYR 19 Days

Boyle (illness) will not play Saturday against the Coyotes, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.The unspecified illness will cost Boyle his 17th game of the season -- he missed 14 after suffering a broken hand in the opener and another two due to illness -- opening the door for John Moore and Matt Hunwick to both step into the lineup. Boyle has already matched his goal total from December and January combined (3) in his first six February games.

Dan Boyle D NYR 20 Days

Boyle recorded a goal and went plus-4 in Thursday's win over the Avalanche.Boyle has goals in back-to-back contests to give him eight tallies on the season, putting him on pace to match or surpass the 12 he compiled with the Sharks in 2013-14. However, that's about the only category his numbers are up this season, as he's been absent from the scoresheet for lengthy stretches on multiple occasions. His brand name probably outstrips his fantasy value at this stage, but there's still a place for him in mid-sized or deeper leagues.

Dan Boyle D NYR 1 Month

Boyle scored the eventual game-winning goal in Monday's 6-3 win over Florida.

The deflection off the Panthers' defenseman wasn't the prettiest of goals, but that's goals in consecutive games for the veteran blue liner. While he's a proven point-getter over the course of his career, Boyle (11 points in 32 games) has gone six-or-more games without a point three times this season, so there's simply no way we can guarantee this recent uptick in production will continue. Consider his services, but with hesitant expectations.

Dan Boyle D NYR 1 Month

Boyle scored a third period goal in Saturday's victory over Carolina.

That's the veteran defenseman's first goal or point in eight games. While he's had spurts of productivity peppered in between injuries and illness, with just five goals and 10 points in just 31 games played, it's clear fantasy owners expected much more from the former 60-point scorer.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 Months

Boyle scored a power-play goal and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Kings.

Boyle had a tough start to the year, breaking his hand in the season opener and struggling to produce after returning, but he's now quite literally in midseason form. The veteran blueliner's been performing at a point-per-game pace over the last seven games, with five of those points coming on the Rangers' white-hot man advantage.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 Months

Boyle ripped off a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-1 whipping of the Sabres.

Boyle provided the Rangers' only even-strength goal of a dominate first period that saw the team race to a 4-0 lead. The aging blueliner's first season on Broadway hasn't gone quite as most expected, but he's probably playing his best hockey right now. He's notched a point in four of his last five games, with Saturday marking his first multi-point showing of the campaign.

Dan Boyle D NYR 2 Months

Boyle captured a power-play assist in Saturday's win over the Devils.

Boyle has assists in back-to-back games, but he's still largely failed to make an impact since returning from a broken hand in mid-November. He's mustered just four points and 31 shots on goal over 17 games and has seen his ice time fall below 20 minutes in each of the last five matches.