On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins termed Brian Boyle’s absence from the team as “personal reasons.” Boyle’s absence was further explained on Sunday with a touching Instagram post.
Boyle and his wife, Lauren Bedford, welcomed their third child, Callum, into the world. Through the Penguins’ Instagram feed, the team released a pair of pictures. Mother and the new baby boy are doing well.
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Boyle returned to the NHL this season after no team offered a contract last season. The 6-foot-6 center has played in 19 games with three goals. Two weeks ago, he expressed how much this season meant to him. “It’s not easy because my family’s not here. That’s how important it is, and that’s how great of an opportunity it is,” said Boyle. His wife, Lauren, son, Declan, and daughter, Isabella, live back in Hingham, Mass.
Boyle, 36, didn’t mention child number three was on the way. Welcome, Callum. On Sunday, Radim Zohorna filledBoyle’ss spot as the Pittsburgh Penguins fourth-line center during the Penguins 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Bedford is a former SI Swimsuit model. The couple was married at Disneyworld in June 2014. Boyle played for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2014-2017.