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Boyle says he’s OK after ‘scary’ Lapierre hit

Oct 16, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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While the San Jose Sharks are being tight-lipped about the status of Dan Boyle, the defenseman told the San Jose Mercury News he’s doing alright in the aftermath of Tuesday’s nasty hit.

“I’m OK. That was scary,” Boyle texted the Merc’s David Pollak on Wednesday. “Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor if any going forward.”

The Sharks defenseman was boarded by St. Louis’ Maxim Lapierre in the first period of Tuesday’s 6-2 win, and was knocked unconscious after his jaw collided with the dasher. San Jose GM Doug Wilson told Sportsnet that Boyle was knocked out for a “considerable” amount of time before being shipped off to a local area hospital.

Boyle, 37, spent the night in hospital and was set to be released today. He will fly back to San Jose while the team finishes its two-game road swing in Dallas on Thursday.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Oct 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    I’m still shaken up myself after seeing my favourite player on the ice like that. I’ll leave it at that, I’ve ranted enough about it !
    Get well soon bud

    • ibieiniid - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      I can’t understand some of the thumbs-downers on this site….

      what could they possibly have disliked there?
      “Favorite spelled with a u?” ::thumbs down::
      “but Boyle isn’t MY favorite player” ::thumbs down::
      “I’d like to hear you rant more next time.” ::thumbs down::
      “get well slowly.” ::thumbs down::
      “bud? i prefer coke.” ::thumbs down::

      unbelievable

      • ethanmacleod1685 - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        Haaaaa, interesting analysis

  2. elvispocomo - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Don’t think anyone doesn’t like Boyle, regardless of which team they cheer for, so glad to hear he’s not having serious issues as a result.

  3. kingsfan93 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Even though I am a Kings fan, I am happy to hear Dan Boyle is doing good. That was a reckless of a hit by a reckless player that is a complete idiot. I am sure he be a marked man when the Sharks vs Blues again.

    • skr213 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Class from a Kings fan. I will remember this. Thanks from a Sharks fan.

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    He’s ok? Well then, the suspension likely just got cut in half.

    All cynicism aside, it is good to hear that he should be fine.

  5. titansrbeast - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    So glad to hear he’s alright. My heart stopped when he hit the ice, laying there motionless like that….really scary stuff, I never want to see anything like that happen to a player again. Hope you’re okay Boyler, we need ya man!

  6. mikemaric - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    They need to listen to Don Cherry and put pads on the dashers. This would have eliminated this unfortunate injury.

    • hockeydon10 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      I remember a few years ago he was showing off some material that was soft enough to cushion yet tough enough to stand up to the rigors of an NHL game.

    • ibieiniid - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      oh boy…. if you thought the tough guy PHT commenters were horrible enough when it was suggested that they take fighting out of hockey…. imagine starting to pad the rink. they’d flip their sh**.

  7. sjsharks66 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I hope that he was just knocked out. Hope there are no concussion or neck issues that appear down the road. The Sharks need Boyle and I hope he is 100% for the next Blues game. Would love to see him drop the gloves with Lapierre.

  8. ntvd7 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Good for him

    Quality guy and one hell of a player

    It’s a shame some hack has to put him out for a while….

  9. kingcobraman - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    good to hear is okay…it just shows how people overreact ,convict and hate its a physical game u have to protect yourself and teammates should give heads up and not put in venerable positions … I

  10. jhaegs - Oct 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Meanwhile, Rick Nash is still out from a Brad Stuart Muy Thai elbow…

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