San Jose Sharks

Position
D
 
Jersey
Name  Dan Boyle
Born  7/12/1976
Height  5-11
Weight  190
Shoots  R
6/9/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Defenseman Dan Boyle reportedly has no interest in playing for the New York Islanders, who acquired the veteran blueliner's rights from the Sharks on June 5 for a conditional 2015 fifth-round pick. SOURCE: Andy Strickland, Big 550 KTRS.
Insight: The 37-year-old Boyle will become a restricted free agent on July 1 and is only interested in playing for a contender. In 75 games this past season, Boyle had 12 goals but just 24 assists, 154 shots and a -8 rating. Two seasons ago, Boyle had 48 points (9 G, 39 A), a +10 and 252 SOG in 81 games.
 
6/5/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: The Sharks have traded Dan Boyle's rights to the Islanders for a conditional 2015 fifth-round pick.
Insight: The pick becomes a fourth-rounder if Boyle signs with the Islanders. He'll become a restricted free agent on July 1. In 75 games this past season, Boyle had 12 goals but just 24 assists, 154 shots and a -8 rating. Two seasons ago, Boyle had 48 points (9 G, 39 A), a +10 and 252 SOG in 81 games.
 
12/15/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle scored his first goal since Nov. 14 Saturday at Nashville.
Insight: Boyle also had one assist, bringing him to five points over his last three games. He's posted six goals, 17 points (eight PPP) and 70 SOG in 26 games, which are elite fantasy blueliner numbers.
 
11/3/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: According to csnbayarea.com, Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle said his timing and decision-making were off in his return to the lineup Saturday, but he scored a goal on six shots in 22 minutes of ice time.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and missed seven straight games. He should be owned in all fantasy leagues now that he's back.
 
11/2/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (upper body) will return to action Saturday against Phoenix, according to Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and has missed seven straight games, but he says he is "ready to go."
 
11/2/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (upper body) says it is up to the coaching staff when he'll play again but thinks he is ready to return. SOURCE: CSNBayArea.com
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and has missed seven straight games. He hopes to play Saturday against the Coyotes.
 
10/29/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (head) is questionable for Wednesday's game, according to CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and hasn't played since. He's come close to playing the last few games but hasn't made it back yet.
 
10/27/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (head) skated Saturday, his third straight practice and is expected to return for Sunday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and hasn't played since. A normal season for Boyle is about 50 points with a positive rating making him a fantasy-worthy option.
 
10/26/2013 3:04:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (head) will miss Saturday's game but is likely to play Sunday, according to Cassie Campbell of Hockey Night in Canada.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 15 and hasn't played since. However, Saturday was his third straight day on the ice.
 
10/23/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will rejoin the team Wednesday night in Boston and is expected to participate in Thursday's morning skate, according to CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues on Oct. 16. He won't play against the Bruins but could be back at some point during the Sharks current road trip.
 
10/21/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle didn't skate Saturday morning so he isn't expected to play Monday against Detroit.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues. The team hasn't put him on injured reserve so perhaps he'll be back soon.
 
10/16/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was optimistic about his condition Wednesday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Insight: Boyle was knocked unconscious after being hit face-first into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues. He had to be stretchered off the ice. "I'm OK. That was scary," Boyle said via text. "Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor if any going forward." Boyle is expected to fly home Wednesday for further medical evaluation.
 
10/15/2013 8:38:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle left Tuesday's game on a stretcher after being hit from behind into the boards by Maxim Lapierre of the Blues.
Insight: Boyle was still slightly bent over after passing the puck around the boards so he went chin-first into the glass after Lapierre's hit from behind. The defenseman lay motionless on the ice and appeared to be unconscious for several minutes after the hit, but he managed to raise his right arm as he was being wheeled off.
 
1/31/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle will play Thursday after missing Tuesday's game with an illness. SOURCE: Brodie Brazil, CSN
Insight: Boyle has six points (2 G, 4 A) and 14 SOG through five games. He's a lock to finish in the top 10 among fantasy blueliners once again.
 
1/29/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle is probable for Tuesday's game against Anaheim after suffering a bloody nose that kept him off the ice for the final period of Sunday's game.
Insight: Boyle was a top-five fantasy defenseman last season and has started off well this year with two goals and four assists in five games.
 
1/26/2013 6:57:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle had two helpers Saturday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Boyle was a top-five fantasy defenseman last season and he's on track to finish there again. Through four games, Boyle has two goals, three assists and 13 shots on goal.
 
1/20/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist while taking four shots in 22 minutes of ice time Sunday against the Flames in San Jose's season-opening win.
Insight: Boyle finished second to Erik Karlsson among blue liners with 252 shots on goal last season. He should once again finish as a top-10 fantasy defenseman.
 
4/5/2011 1:14:00 AM
Description: Dan Boyle scored a goal and added an assist with a +2 and 19 minutes in penalties in the Sharks' 6-1 win over Los Angeles on Monday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Boyle racked up the penalty minutes thanks to a third-period fight with Brad Richardson, so he earned a Gordie Howe hat trick in this game. Included in the penalty minutes was a two-minute instigator penalty that Boyle took because he wears a face shield. He is one point shy of reaching 50 points for the sixth time in eight seasons, which is remarkable consistency.
 
3/13/2011 2:25:00 AM
Description: Dan Boyle recorded two assists in 22 minutes of icetime in the Sharks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Boyle had been out of the Sharks' lineup since February 23 with an upper-body injury. Make sure the high-scoring defenseman is back in your lineup.
 
2/25/2011 4:46:00 PM
Description: Dan Boyle is expected to miss Friday's game against Calgary with an upper-body injury. San Jose Mercury News
Insight: Boyle was injured during Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. He tried to practice this morning, but he was ruled out for the game after he could not finish. Consider him day-to-day for now.
 

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