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    Rangers D Dan Boyle to sit out as healthy scratch on Tuesday

    Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's tilt against Winnipeg, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.The writing was on the wall last season as Boyle began to show signs of a final decline. With former first round pick Dylan McIlrath expected to bring a more physical presence, but a lack of power play expertise like the former, it will be interesting to see how the team performs. If you do own Boyle in some format, it's not quite time to abandon ship as the veteran comes with $4.5 million cap-hit and will likely play again. How he responds in his next appearance should determine your next step.

  • Rangers' Boyle Stays Productive In Game 6

    News: Dan Boyle assisted on one of seven Rangers goals in a decisive Game 6 win over the Lightning on Tuesday night.
    Analysis: Dan Boyle is finding his stride in the postseason, totaling three goals and seven assists across 10 games. That's exactly half of the scoring production he provided during the regular season, during which it took him 65 games to accrue 20 points.
  • Rangers' Boyle Gets Pair Of Points In Game 3

    News: Dan Boyle potted a goal and dished out a power-play assist in Wednesday's Game 3 loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: After an unexceptional regular season, Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle Collects Two Assists In Game 2

    News: Dan Boyle picked up a pair of power-play assists in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle (Head) Will Play In Game 1

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

    News: Dan Boyle (head) is practicing Friday afternoon, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports.
    Analysis: Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle Heads To Locker Room During Game 7

    News: Dan 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.
    Analysis: Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle Gets PPG In Win

    News: Dan Boyle picked up a power-play goal Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Capitals. It's his first goal of the postseason.
    Analysis: 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 Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle Will Play On Saturday

    News: Dan 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.
    Analysis: Dan 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.
  • Rangers' Boyle Should Be Fine For Game 2

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