Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Former Lightning standout Dan Boyle retiring at age 40

Defenseman Dan Boyle, a key member of the Lightning's 2003-04 Stanley Cup winning team, is set to retire.

The Sharks will have a news conference Wednesday at which Boyle, 40, is expected to make his announcement, nbcsports.com reported.

Boyle spent six seasons with the Lightning and six with the Sharks during a four-team, 17-year career. Her played in two All-Star Games and won Olympic gold with Canada in 2010. The Lightning traded him to San Jose in July 2008 as part of a multi-player deal. Boyle spent the past two seasons with the Rangers.

He, Brad Richards and Vinny Lecavalier have retired this summer. They were the last three players from the Lightning's sole Cup championship team still playing in the NHL. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko played the past two seasons in the AHL; Martin Cibak, Alex Svitov and Eric Perrin are all still playing in Europe.

Vegas post: The Las Vegas team, which will enter the league in the 2017-18 season, named Kerry Bubolz as president.

Blackhawks: The league suspended defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson for the regular-season opener and two preseason games for charging Blues forward Ty Rattie on Saturday.

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