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Boyle, Hurt in Game 6, Has Knee Surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins, Brian Boyle

Pittsburgh Penguins center Brian Boyle had surgery on his left knee today.

The precise nature of the procedure was not revealed by the team.

Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician, performed the operation at UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside.

Boyle’s projected recovery time is six weeks.

Boyle, 37, was injured hitting New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba during Game 6 of the Penguins’ first-round playoff series.

He made the major-league roster after going to training camp last fall on a professional tryout contract.

Boyle was an effective penalty-killer and bottom-six forward who had 11 goals and 10 assists in 66 games during the regular season and added two assists in a half-dozen playoff appearances.

He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and has not ruled out continuing his career, although the Pittsburgh Penguins have not indicated whether they plan to try to re-sign him.

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Katherine Verbeke
Katherine Verbeke
1 month ago

Boyle was such a great add to this team…great competitor. The fact that he was ignored for an entire year and given a chance by the Penguins and performed admirably speaks to this man’s character. Thank you BB, heal quickly….

charmaine dawso
charmaine dawso
1 month ago

so true, Katherine……he was a great addition to the team and such a good PK member…..i know they must get younger, but i would love to see him again with the Penguins

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

There’s not a better person in the league and he’s cheap to sign. $750K again, if the surgery is successful.

rob perrella
rob perrella
1 month ago

brian boyle’s injury just compounded the penguins misery because he has NICE SIZE and has intelligence!!!!!!!!!! if the penguins played the whole season without jarry,de smith,boyle rackell,doumlin (let’s NOT use crosby) the penguins are a lottery team !!!!!!! it is amazing that they one a game let alone took it to game 7 in overtime!!!!!!!!!!! this team without BOTH goalies should have been swept !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vince Gori
Vince Gori
1 month ago

Boyle was a warrior who stood up for smaller teammates when needed. He was putting a hit on Trouba when he was injured. I was sitting behind the bench and the pain in his eyes was sad to see. He was missed on the PK in Game 7. Wishing him a complete and full recovery.

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