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

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.

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