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Looks Like Brian Boyle Is Heading To Toronto

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Byron Froese (FRAYZ) and a 2017 conditional second round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Brian Boyle, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday.

The conditional pick in 2017 will be the highest second-round choice between the Maple Leafs' own or previously acquired selections from either San Jose or Ottawa.

The Lightning will assign Froese to the Syracuse Crunch. Also, Yzerman announced that forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond will be assigned to the Toronto Marlies.

Froese, 25, has appeared in two games with the Maple Leafs this season, posting two shots on goal. The 6-foot, 205-pound forward has skated in 58 career NHL games, all with Toronto over the past two seasons, collecting two goals and five points. He made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens on October 24, 2015. Froese scored his first career NHL goal on December 19 against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Winkler, Manitoba native has also played in 48 games with the Marlies this season, posting 24 goals and 39 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. Froese paces the Marlies for both goals and points. He's appeared in 195 career AHL games, registering 49 goals and 101 points to go along with 81 penalty minutes.

Froese was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round, 119th overall, at the 2009 NHL Draft. 

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ilovehomers's avatar

I am sure this means that Sheahan is not going to TOR.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/27/17 at 04:22 PM ET

StayClassy's avatar

Kind of surprised they would give up a pick like that while in rebuilding mode for a possible rental.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 02/27/17 at 04:54 PM ET


Kind of a wasted pick IMO.

Posted by neffernin on 02/27/17 at 05:01 PM ET


I love this deal for them. Babs has seen firsthand how effective Boyle can be in the playoff series

Posted by DieByTheWing on 02/27/17 at 05:22 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

There goes the Riley to Toronto idea.  Still hope for Smith.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 02/27/17 at 05:44 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 02/27/17 at 04:44 PM ET

nah, they are trying to get better, not worse lol.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/27/17 at 11:37 PM ET

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