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The Islanders have acquired the rights to defenseman Dan Boyle from the San Jose Sharks.New York gives up a conditional 2015 fifth-round pick. The pick could become a fourth-round pick if Boyle signs.Boyle, 37, led all San Jose Sharks defensemen in points (36) and goals (12) in 75 games this past season. The Ottawa native added four assists in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.In 954 career regular-season NHL games with the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose, Boyle has 561 points (144 goals, 417 assists). He ranks No. 46 all-time in scoring among NHL defenseman and is fourth among active defensemen. Boyle has appeared in at least 75 games in nine of the last 10 full NHL seasons.
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