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Just got the word from Lightning head athletic trainer Tommy Mulligan that defenseman Dan Boyle is through his surgery on his left wrist. As it turns out, three completely severed tendons were successfully repaired following the freak accident in the locker room last night in which a falling skate cut his wrist. The surgery took place at University Community Hospital today and was performed by team physician Dr. Ira Guttentag and hand specialist Dr. Richard Gray. Boyle, the team's top defenseman, is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.