"I'm Healthy Now"

“ There were some other things from that hit (from Chris Neil) that were problems---had a problem with my elbow and arm that were a lot worse than I thought they were. It was important to learn to play through that much pain with so much on the line. ”
- Brian Boyle
“ I'm healthy now, and that's what is most important. Nothing that happened during the playoffs was long-term (injury-wise), but there were things I had to play through, and not just coming back from the concussion. I am training hard now preparing for camp like I always do. ”
- Brian Boyle
“ (Arron) Asham is a tough player, protects his teammates,and we're all about that here, we're a very close group. (Jeff) Halpern, having gone against him on faceoffs, you know it's a huge challenge. I watched Taylor Pyatt in the playoffs and thought he was great. ”
- Brian Boyle
“ I'm sure people understand how close I am with (Brandon Prust) as a guy and as a friend. I wish him all the best. We're going to miss him. But this is a business and he had to do what was right for his future. Now it's going to be a great battle going head to head against him when we play Montreal. ”
- Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle suffered a concussion in the opening round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs on a hit delivered by Ottawa's Chris Neil, but there were other painful injuries that slowed the big Rangers centerman throughout the post-season, he revealed recently in a chat at the MSG Training Center.

Fully healthy again, Boyle shares his thoughts on playing through pain, the departure of his good friend Brandon Prust to Montreal, and what newcomers Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern, and Taylor Pyatt will bring to the Blueshirts in the coming season.

See what Boyle has to say, then share your thoughts below.