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According toTSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Leafs are finalizing a trade for Tampa Bay Lightning C Brian Boyle.
Now official, the Maple Leafs acquire Brian Boyle in exchange for F Byron Frose and a 2017 second round draft pick.
The Leafs announced they have acquired F Brian Boyle from Tampa in exchange for F Byron Froese and a 2nd round draft pick in 2017. #tmltalk
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 27, 2017
It sounds like the Brian Boyle acquisition is pure rental at this stage for #leafs. He’s a pending UFA earning $2M.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 27, 2017
Though nothing official from either TOR or TB yet, assuming it unfolds with no issues, expectation is Boyle will join TOR in SJ.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 27, 2017
Brian Boyle has played 95 playoff games since 2012. The only skater with more in that span is Carl Hagelin with 97.
— Vin Masi (@VinMasi) February 27, 2017
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