For the Sharks’ contest with the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night, there is a chance San Jose could have All-Star blueliner back in the lineup. Dan Boyle
skated in the morning skate and his availability would be a game-time decision said Head Coach Todd McLellan.
“I’m coming out tonight for warmups,” said Boyle. “I’m sick of sitting out. We’ll see how it feels tonight when I get the adrenaline going.”
Boyle noted he may not be pain free from his upper body injury, but hopes he will be able to go soon.
“We all play with pain and I’m sure I’ll have some for a while,” said Boyle.
While Sharks fans primarily know Boyle in his current All-Star format, Boyle joked about his playing time early in his career and how he is making up for them now.
“I got enough of being a healthy scratch when I first got up to the league,” said Boyle with a laugh.
The NHL Network today announced it has reached an agreement for broadcast rights to games of the American Hockey League (AHL), the NHL's top development league. The broadcast package provides the NHL Network in both Canada and the U.S. with six live match-ups over the rest of the 2008-09 regular season.
The Worcester Sharks games on the NHL Network will be March 27 and April 10.