The Boyce is back in town


To put a close to the story from this morning, Darryl Boyce has reportedly re-signed with the Maple Leafs for one year.

From the Press Release:

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the hockey club has signed forward Darryl Boyce to a one year contract.

Boyce, 27, played in 46 games for the Maple Leafs in 2010-11 and collected five goals and eight assists with 33 penalty minutes. His plus/minus mark (+8) was second on the team. He was an ‘even or plus’ in 36 of the 46 games played this past season.

An unrestricted free agent, Boyce was looking to have his future determined by week’s end. However, it was uncertain as to whether he would remain in Toronto or seek a different situation, or if  the Leafs even had him in their plans at all. Clearly they do, for at least one more year.

From James Mirtle at the Globe and Mail;

@mirtle: Boyce’s new deal with the Leafs is two-way. He’ll get $700,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the minors.

** I was extremely close to naming this post “The Boyce is back in town” … couldn’t go through with it

Alright, let’s go with it.