George Bazos, Dan Boyle’s agent, recently told CSNBayArea.com that his client “feels great” and “sounded perfect” when they conversed by phone. Even better is the fact that Boyle is not experiencing any headaches and has complete recollection before getting checked into the boards on Tuesday night, although he is still undergoing further medical evaluation.
That evening, Boyle stayed at the hospital in St. Louis and then returned to San Jose on Wednesday.
Maxim Lapierre, the offender who is facing at least a five-game suspension because he was summoned to New York to speak to the league directly, has said he tried to reach out to Boyle to apologize directly but has not been able to speak to him.
Jason Demers, who filled in nicely against the Blues Tuesday night and seemed to impress head coach Todd McLellan, will fill in for Boyle on the top power play unit for the Sharks tonight. Taking Boyle’s spot in the lineup will be defenseman Brad Stuart, who is returning from his three-game suspension for an elbow.
Other news coming out for tonight’s game in Dallas against the Stars includes the fact that forward Bracken Kearns will be playing tonight in place of Matt Pelech. Pelech received a game misconduct for his role in a fight with Ryan Reaves immediately following the Lapierre hit on Boyle.