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Boyle broke his hand blocking a shot Thursday and will miss 4-to-6 weeks because of the injury, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Boyle is a big loss for the Rangers on the blue line. The team may shift the defensive lines around and will likely call up another defenseman, but Matt Hunwick figures to suit up as the sixth defenseman for the Rangers until Boyle returns.

Dan Boyle D NYR 22 Days

Boyle gathered two assists in Monday's exhibition victory over the Flyers.

Boyle's skills in the offensive zone were on full display Monday, showing deft play-making ability on the power play and at even strength. He's set to pair up with the more defensive-minded Marc Staal this season, and should contend for another 30-point campaign.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.

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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.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.

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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.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.

Dan Boyle D NYR 4 Months

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.