Boyle leaves ice on stretcher in St. Louis
The plan is for Dan Boyle to return to San Jose as soon as possible, but that timeframe is still unknown. (AP)
UPDATE at 9:30 a.m. The Sharks offered this release on Dan Boyle Wednesday morning: '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.'
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Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle remained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday morning, and the extent of his injury is still not known, a team source told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday morning.
Boyle will return to San Jose on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the team.
Blues forward Maxim Lapierre, who hit Boyle from behind in the Sharks' 6-2 win on Tuesday, was offered an in-person hearing with the league according to several reports. That means Lapierre could potentially be suspended for more than five games.
In other player news, forward Adam Burish will be out for an extended period of time with a back injury that will require surgery. Burish was hurt in the Sharks' preseason opener on Sep. 16 and had not skated since.