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    Lightning's Brian Boyle: Lights the lamp twice in Monday's win

    Boyle scored two goals in Monday's 6-3 win over the Bruins.Pretty good work for a fourth-liner, who didn't get a sniff of power-play time in the contest. The 30-year-old hasn't scored more than 26 points in the last three seasons, but he does have a 21-goal campaign (2010-11) to his credit, so Boyle has a shot at providing some fantasy value if circumstances allow him to ascend the Bolts' depth chart this year.

  • Steps to the left side on fourth line

    News: Brian Boyle has spent much of the preseason playing left wing on a line with right winger J.T. Brown, and one of Mike Angelidis or Vladislav Namestnikov playing center.
    Analysis: He's a natural center, so the move would allow the team to bring along a younger player to pivot the fourth line without compromising face-off effectiveness in tight situations. Brian Boyle has four points (two goals, two assists) this preseason.
  • Bolts' Boyle Likely Back In For Game 2

    News: Brian Boyle (undisclosed) is participating in pregame warmups and looks like he'll draw back in the lineup for Monday's Game 2 against the Rangers, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
    Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper was tight-lipped about Brian Boyle's potential availability at the Bolts' morning skate, but it looks like the center will step back in after missing the series opener. He pivoted a fourth line of Brenden Morrow and J.T. Brown during warmups.
  • Bolts' Boyle Skates Monday

    News: Brian Boyle (undisclosed) skated Monday morning, but coach Jon Cooper indicated that he has no update on him at this point, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Brian Boyle missed Game 1 on Saturday due to the undisclosed injury, and did not skate Sunday either. The return to practice Monday is a good sign, but his status for Game 2 appears up in the air at this point. However, the Lightning should provide an update at some point prior to the contest.
  • Bolts' Boyle (Undisclosed) Misses Sunday Practice

    News: Brian Boyle (undisclosed) is not at the Lightning's practice Sunday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: There's still no word on what the injury is, so it's impossible to say for certain if this means Brian Boyle will miss Game 2 against the Rangers. Check back for an update Monday, when the situation could be a little clearer.
  • Bolts' Boyle (Undisclosed) Out For Game 1 Saturday

    News: Brian Boyle (undisclosed) is not on the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's Eastern Conference Finals opener against New York and will not play, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: Brian Boyle is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury and will not be on the ice Saturday. It's unclear whether he'll be available for Game 2 on Monday.
  • Bolts' Boyle Scores Shortie In Loss

    News: Brian Boyle scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's Game 1 loss to Detroit.
    Analysis: It was a beauty, as Brian Boyle entered by himself on a breakaway, powered to the net, then put on the brakes as he entered the crease and pulled a sick move on Wings goalie Petr Mrazek. He was one of only two Lightning players to get a puck by Mrazek, who stopped 44 shots. Boyle skated 17:34 in this one, portending a large role in the games to come.
  • Tampa's Boyle Gets Goal 15

    News: Brian Boyle scored his 15th goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.
    Analysis: The points come sporadically for the big boy and that makes him a difficult roll. He has just three points in his last 11 games.
  • Bolts' Boyle: Point In Each Of Last Two Games

    News: Brian Boyle picked up an assist in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He now has a point in each of his last two games.
    Analysis: He's not really known for his scoring, so these points are a bonus. He has delivered at least 100 each of shots and hits this season, so he does have some value in leagues with a wide range of scoring categories.
  • Bolts' Boyle Nets Two, Including Winner

    News: Brian Boyle scored twice, including the game winner, in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Ducks.
    Analysis: He's having a Cy Young season (12 goals, five assists). He plays a valuable role on the ice, but his value in fantasy is restricted to the deepest of leagues.