Dan Boyle Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Hand

Dan Boyle (via NYR twitter)

Dan Boyle (via NYR twitter)

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle will miss the next four to six weeks with a broken hand. He left the bench with just under eighteen minutes left in the third period and didn’t return for the remainder of the game. He’ll be missed as the team doesn’t have a right handed defenseman ready to replace Dan Boyle.

As excited as he was to be here in New York he won’t be playing again for a while as the General Manager may have to put Dan Boyle on Long Term Injured reserve like Derek Stepan.

We wrote way back on 9/24 that a long term injury to the top six may see a recall and insertion into the lineup of Conor Allen. Keep your eyes on the transaction reports tomorrow at noon.

I began watching the Rangers in 1990 when I was 9 years old. Soon after a lifelong friend of mine introduced me to playing the game itself. I started with roller skating and then moved on to ice hockey. Concussions on and off the ice forced me to quit playing competitively although I coached a few midget teams throughout NY City. I enjoy studying the game and it's evolution. The major change in todays game involves possession and advanced statistics. In my estimate you cannot form a truthful opinion of a player or team without first looking over stats in these catagories such as zone starts, Corsi/Fenwick(Close), Quality of Competition(QoC), and PDO (AKA Puck Luck) while that player or team is on the ice.