Boyle out indefinitely
According to a news release issued by the Lightning, the wrist that supposedly had healed enough to allow the All-Star defenseman to play more than 28 minutes on Saturday will need a second surgery. He has been put on injured reserve and is out indefinitely.
Of the three tendons that were operated on after a freak lockerroom accident with a skate sliced his wrist, only one is fully repaired, an MRI showed. One has re-ruptured, and another is being held together by the stitches.
"Dan will be consulting with a number of hand and wrist specialists recommended to him by the Lightning medical staff, after which he will be scheduled for additional surgery on his wrist,'' GM Jay Feaster said in the release.
Matt Smaby will be recalled from Norfolk to take the roster spot.
(Pictured: Dan Boyle, right, battles for the puck with the New York Islanders' Radek Martinek. AP Photo. Click to enlarge.)