Report: ‘very slim to no chance’ Boyle signs with Isles


From Andy Strickland:

If accurate, the Islanders will likely try to flip Boyle’s rights after acquiring them last week from San Jose in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. Perhaps Tampa Bay is still interested?

Of note, the Isles managed to flip Christian Ehrhoff’s rights to Buffalo (for a fourth-round pick) after acquiring them in 2011 from Vancouver (also for a fourth-round pick) and failing to sign the defenseman, who ended up inking a big deal with the Sabres.

Boyle, 37, is apparently looking for a two-year deal.