Boyle misses third straight game

1/28/2010 - NHL Dan Boyle San Jose Sharks + more

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Defenseman Dan Boyle will miss his third straight game for the San Jose Sharks because of an undisclosed upper body injury.

Boyle will sit out Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sharks had been hoping to have their top scoring defenseman back for the matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference, but he was ruled out at the morning skate.

Boyle is a member of the Canadian Olympic team. He leads Sharks defensemen with 43 points.

San Jose called up defenseman Jason Demers from AHL Worcester to play against the Blackhawks. The Sharks also called up Logan Couture from Worcester.