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Brian Boyle signs with Tampa Bay -- three years, $6 million

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Three

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the Ottawa Senators in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 1-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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Brian Boyle is off to Tampa Bay. The big 29-year-old forward has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Lightning after spending the last five seasons with the New York Rangers.

Boyle will be hoping he can play a larger role with “more responsibility” than the one he was given under Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

Boyle scored just six time in 82 games during this past regular season, averaging 12:46 of ice time. He formed part of an effective fourth line for the Rangers in the playoffs, but “everyone obviously wants to score more goals.”

In 2010-11, Boyle scored a career-high 21 goals for the Rangers; however, he hasn’t approached that mark since.

Boyle will rejoin former New York teammates Ryan Callahan and Anton Stralman in Tampa Bay.