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Dan Boyle Doing “OK” But Under Observation At The Hospital

from David Pollak of the Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

The post-game news on Dan Boyle was good, but not that good.

“From what I understand he’s doing OK,” Todd McLellan said of the report from Barnes-Jewish Hospital where Boyle was taken. “They’re going to keep him tonight just for some observation.”...

Logan Couture said Lapierre was actually yelling at his line as the Sharks skated by the Blues bench at the end of the first shift.

“After the first shift he’s yelling at us from their bench that he’s coming after us,” Couture said, “and then he does that. I don’t even know. It’s pretty gutless.”

Now obviously the NHL is going to weigh in on that hit and the smart money says Sheriff Shanahan doles out more than six games, maybe lots and lots more. Does Shanahan factor in Couture’s allegation to show premeditation? Does Couture get deposed? Will be interesting.


If you did not see the hit or want to review it again, watch it here...

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via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

Texted with Dan Boyle, he wanted to thank fans for well wishes: ``I’m doing ok, thank you for your concern and support…’’ con’t..

Boyle con’t: ``Means a lot to me. I’ve never once taken this game or any of my fans for granted. Hope to be back soon.’‘

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/16/13 at 08:54 AM ET

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Lapierre has an In person hearing scheduled for Friday.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/16/13 at 11:04 AM ET

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At first glance I thought, ‘well, Boyle saw him coming and turned his back.’

But then, he had to turn his back to make the play, which is a play they make along the boards all the time. And Lapierre definitely had time to back down. And Lapierre looked to have have driven Boyle to the right, into the boards harder, on purpose.

He’s gonna get the book thrown at him, and rightly so. Dirty play by a dirty player.

Posted by awould on 10/16/13 at 11:06 AM ET

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As for premeditation and whatever Couture had to say… who cares. Players chirp at each other all game long.

Posted by awould on 10/16/13 at 11:08 AM ET

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SAN JOSE - Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was kept overnight at a hospital in St. Louis. He will be returning to San Jose later today to continue his medical care and undergo further evaluation.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/16/13 at 12:22 PM ET

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