Dan Boyle
D FA
1 year ago

Boyle announced his retirement with San Jose on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Boyle spent six season with the Sharks before ending his career with the Rangers. The defenseman logged 1093 regular season games in his career with an additional 130 playoff matchups. All told, the Ottawa native registered 686 points as well as lifting the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle announced that he is leaning toward retirement for family reasons Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Recordreports.

EDGE Analysis

In a press conference on breakup day, Boyle spoke to the press regarding his playing status next season. The 39-year-old defenseman said he believes he could still play, but may retire--he has yet to make an official decision. He's tallied 605 points (163 goals, 442 assists) in 1,093 NHL games.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle was a healthy scratch for Game 5 against the Penguins on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers desperately need to take Game 5 in order to stay alive in the postseason. Boyle has just one point -- an assist -- in the series, and was minus-2 over the last games, so a shakeup was in order. Raphael Diaz drew into the lineup instead.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, and The Record's Tom Gross reports that he's good to go for the evening's game.

EDGE Analysis

Boyle's absence from Tuesday was reportedly partly for precautionary reasons, and he will now be ready. However, Newsday's Steve Zipay notes that he could still sit out of the contest as a healthy scratch. The veteran isn't the offensive threat he once was (just 16 points in 49 games), but remains a sneaky option for daily formats.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle missed practice Tuesday while dealing with the flu.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers have yet to officially rule on his status for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks, but at this point there appears to be a real possibility Boyle will be held out of at least that contest. Ryan McDonagh (concussion) is expected to return, so that may be the only corresponding roster move even if Boyle is forced to miss time with the illness.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle's point drought hit eight games in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

At first, it seemed the veteran defenseman had snapped the streak with wrister on the power play, but the goal was disallowed after the replay revealed offsides on the play. While Boyle has been under the microscope for a lack of offensive production since he arrived in New York, his current skid is a season-worst. With a career worst point-per-game pace through 159 career games in February, there's no guarantee the 39-year-old Ontario native will break out of his slump any time soon. Still, Boyle's five goals and 14 points through 39 games this season is more than enough to warrant patience in deeper league formats.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle scored the game's opening goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win in Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman stepped up with a two-point game against his former team. Boyle has been a bright spot during New York's recent struggles, as he now has five goals and four assists in the last 10 games. He's probably past the point where he can sustain this level of production for an extended period at age 39, but Boyle is still on pace for his 10th career 30-point season.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle collected his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blue liner got his second goal in as many games and both were on the man advantage. Although he has registered minus-4 over the past four games, he's found the net in three of those games. Whether it was being healthy scratched earlier in the season in favor of Dylan McIlrath or being cemented back into the line-up by Kevin Klein's injury, the second year Ranger has been reinvigorated of late, posting six of his season total 11 points over the past seven games. While we can't guarantee this spike will continue, his career numbers suggest there's still something left in the tank.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle scored his second goal of the season and dished out an assist in 22:51 of ice time in Saturday's overtime loss to Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

That's a three-game point streak for Boyle, who has picked up a power-play point in back-to-back games. The veteran only has nine points on the year, but he's logging heavy minutes and is manning the point on the top power-play unit, so things are trending upwards. He may be 39-years-old, but Boyle, who has scored twice in his last three games, can still be a viable source of offense from the back-end.

Dan Boyle
D FA
2 years ago

Boyle notched a power play assist in 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers on Saturday

EDGE Analysis

Although the assist came on the Rick Nash's overtime hat trick clinching goal, that's the veteran blue liner's first point in four games and just the fourth point of the season. Reportedly considering retirement and consistently in danger of watching from the press box, it's safe to say Boyle should remain in your free agent pool.