Report: Sharks’ Boyle is alert, responsive on way to hospital

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The San Jose Sharks have some early good news/bad news regarding Dan Boyle, as he’s on his way to a St. Louis hospital but is alert and responsive, according to CSNBayArea.com’s Brodie Brazil.

Brazil also reports that Boyle, 37, can move his extremities, which is fantastic news for those concerned about a major neck injury.

The skilled defenseman was taken off the ice on a stretcher following this hit by Blues forward Maxim Lapierre, who might face supplementary discipline from the NHL:

PHT will provide further updates regarding Boyle’s status as more information surfaces.