Tonight the San Jose Sharks will be forced to play without defenseman Dan Boyle, as his the most recent update on his injury indicates. The Sharks took on the St. Louis Blues on October 15. During that contest, Boyle was driven into the boards headfirst by Maxim Lapierre.
According to NHL.com, Lapierre has agreed to an in-person hearing on Friday regarding a possible suspension.
As for Boyle, he won’t be playing tonight against the Dallas Stars. No real surprise there considering he left the game on Tuesday in an ambulance and spent the night in the hospital. As per NHL.com’s report:
San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle returned home Wednesday after spending a night in a hospital following a hit by Maxime Lapierre of the St. Louis Blues during the Sharks’ 6-2 road victory against the Blues on Tuesday.
The Sharks continue their road trip against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night, but coach Todd McLellan opted to cancel a scheduled practice.
David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News exchanged tests with Boyle, and the injured defenseman had this to say: “I’m OK. That was scary. Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor if any going forward.”
The Sharks haven’t labeled Boyle’s injury yet. He will continue to undergo medical evaluations in San Jose, where the team hopes to learn more about his condition and prospects moving forward.
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