Brian Boyle played in all 82 games for the Rangers last season but missed games six and seven of the series against Ottawa and game one against Washington due to a concussion suffered after he was hit by Chris Neil.
Boyle didn’t score a goal the rest of the playoffs, after scoring three in the first four games, and only added 3 assists. It was thought that in addition to the concussion Boyle was also suffering an “upper body injury” which Boyle himself confirmed to Blueshirts United.
Boyle said that he suffered injuries to his arm and elbow as a result of that hit but “It was important to learn to play through that much pain with so much on the line.”
He added that he recovered in the offseason and is ready for next year “I’m healthy now, and that’s what is most important. Nothing that happened during the playoffs was long-term, but there were things I had to play through, and not just coming back from the concussion. I am training hard now preparing for camp like I always do.
Adam Rotter: Boyle was great at the start of the playoffs and was clearly not the same after the concussion/arm/elbow injury. He is as tough as they come though and plays through everything. He is a really big part of this Rangers team both on the ice and off the ice.