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  • Dan Boyle: Retires as Shark

    Boyle announced his retirement with San Jose on Wednesday.

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

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  • Rangers' Dan Boyle: Retired on Tuesday

    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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  • Rangers' Dan Boyle: Watching Game 5 from press box

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

    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 two games, so a shakeup was in order. Raphael Diaz drew into the lineup instead.

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  • Rangers' Dan Boyle: Fine to play Wednesday

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

    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.

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  • Rangers' Dan Boyle: Misses practice with flu

    Boyle missed practice Tuesday while dealing with the flu.

    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.

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  • Rangers' Dan Boyle: Extends season worst, eight game point drought

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

    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.

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  • Panthers leading way

    Welcome to 2016. Your Fantasy destiny awaits.

    Whether glory or redemption will be your fate, make sure you're the one in control. Check the lineups and box scores. Keep up with the latest news. Stay proactive in the transaction market. Don't assume success will just appear out of nowhere. And, for heaven's sake, don't rely on a silly New Year's resolution to fix everything.

    Because you've obviously missed it, this column returns to its standard five-team script. So sit down, take some notes, and be the best owner you can be.


    Stop the presses, the Panthers are leading the Atlantic. The Fountain of Youth really exists -- and it resides in Jaromir Jagr's backyard (a team-leading 13 goals and 28 points). After a 15-game spell on the sidelines, Nick Bjugstad (43 points in 72 games last year) is ready to reclaim a share of the glory. A new location has helped Reilly Smith (seven in 10, plus-7) develop. Jussi Jokinen continues to receive major minutes (averaging 19:10 the last seven) but the production is dropping off (one assist in those seven). It's no secret Florida's strength lies in its goaltending, where Al Montoya (1.69 GAA and .938 save mark in nine games as the backup) may be surprisingly dazzling, but Roberto Luongo (2.09, .929, three shutouts in 31) clearly shines the brightest.

    Maple Leafs

    With consecutive wins over Pittsburgh and St. Louis, the Leafs have shown how hard they're willing to fight to win. James van Riemsdyk (12 in 10, with three on the power play and 41 shots) remains the showpiece talent. An enhanced defensive approach has transformed Nazem Kadri (eight-game point streak) into a valuable team player. Peter Holland has seen some opportunities on the man advantage, where he's picked up eight of his 16 points, but he's probably not what you're looking for. Unfortunately, it has been a long time since Joffrey Lupul (one in 10) did anything. Jake Gardiner (seven in six) is advancing more in the attacking zone and is being rewarded. A few outstanding outings do not make suddenly Jonathan Bernier (2.54 GAA, .916 save mark in his last seven) a reliable goalie, but it's a good start.


    The Sharks may appear fragile at times, but they can be dangerous. The more experienced contingent, led by Patrick Marleau (29 points, including 13 on the power play) and Joe Thornton (leads club with 20 assists, plus-7), has cleared the path while the newer crew, including Melker Karlsson (only five in 22, but now the top line's winger of the week) and Joonas Donskoi (13 in 32 so far as an NHL rookie), is attempting to supplement the cause. When you're reliable like Marc-Edouard Vlasic (goal, four assists in seven), you get the benefit of added offensive opportunities (averaging two-plus power-play minutes). Martin Jones (2.52 GAA, .910 save mark) may not be having the dream season that his big October (1.74, .938) projected, but he's doing enough to hold off competitors to the No. 1 position.


    Until the Rangers' current slump (3-7-1), Broadway had not witnessed a disaster since the opening of that Spider-Man musical. One can hardly blame All-World netminder Henrik Lundqvist (3.25 and .889 since Dec. 1) for their downfall. The points are filling up for Derick Brassard (28 in 39), although a few gaps have appeared along the way -- he's scoreless in five of the last seven. Line shifting has helped J.T. Miller (seven in nine) move up while allowing Jesper Fast (two goals, three assists in eight) more chances to impress. A scorching start (11 in his first 14) is all we remember from Oscar Lindberg (nothing in 10). As long as Dan Boyle (10 in 15, including six on the power play) can continue to contribute where needed, it's easy to ignore that he turns 40 this year.


    Life is tough in the Central; just ask Winnipeg. A couple blips have hurt Drew Stafford (no points in six of eight). Adam Lowry (grabbing a couple more minutes than usual in the last five) is taking advantage of hard work and others' injuries. So much was expected from Jacob Trouba (two in 12), yet the decline in his third season is obvious. Better prospects for Tyler Myers (seven in nine), but still mediocre overall (15 in 39). And as for Toby Enstrom (hasn't found the scoresheet in 12), that ship left long ago. American upstart Connor Hellebuyck (2.01 GAA, .929 save mark in 12) has performed so well during his trial there's a decent chance he will remain the starter once Ondrej Pavelec (knee) returns, possibly in the next few weeks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age: 48
School: Miami (Ohio)
Experience: 16