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Brian Boyle | Center | #11

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (26) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Boyle started skating with his teammates on Friday morning.
Boyle was on the ice with a small group of non-regular players prior to the start of practice. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia and was placed on the injured reserve to start the season. We hope to see him on the ice during a game as soon as possible. Oct 6 - 11:39 PM

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Brian Boyle (chronic myeloid leukemia) is starting the season on the injured reserve list.

Boyle has been making progress, but his projected absence from the opener was unfortunately anticipated. As previously reported, the Devils and Boyle plan to be patient with his recovery.
Oct 4 - 5:24 AM

Brian Boyle (chronic myeloid leukemia) is unlikely to play in New Jersey's season opener against Colorado on Saturday.

Boyle has been skating on his own, but he hasn't been cleared to take part in a full practice. "The bottom line is, it's progressing," Boyle said. "I said [on Sept. 19] that I wanted to play in the season opener, because doesn't everyone? But it's not the be-all, end-all if it didn't happen. Even if I'm cleared to practice with the team I'm not just going to jump in. I need to get my own training here at some point and get into situations that are real instead of just skating." He has been taking daily treatments and feels they are helping, which is good news. Boyle and the Devils will be patient with his recovery.
Oct 2 - 4:51 PM

Brian Boyle (chronic myeloid leukemia) skated on his own Saturday.

Boyle will go with the Devils to West Point to train, as the players will spend a little time together before the start of the season on Saturday. We wish Boyle the best of luck in dealing with his illness and it is possible that he starts the season in the lineup with New Jersey. Look for 10 goals and 20-25 points from Boyle if he remains healthy enough during the season.
Oct 1 - 7:36 AM

Brian Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, will return to the Devils' facilities on Thursday.

The Devils are taking Boyle's return day-by-day. It's possible that he'll be able to play in the season opener, which he previously stated as his desire. As previously reported, Boyle's condition was fortunately caught early and is treatable. "I think with Brian, he knows, really, when he’s ready," Devils coach John Hynes said. "We’re not going to rush him. If he is ready and he can get in a full week of practice in, that’s probably fine. He’s not going to get a preseason game so no matter what he’s going into a regular season game (first). If he’s back with us next week, we’re going to have some very intense practices and if he gets a full week I have a pretty strong feeling he’ll be ready to go. But we’ll just discuss it with him and see where’s at."
Sep 28 - 10:52 AM

Brian Boyle hopes that his chronic myeloid leukemia diagnosis won't cause him to miss any time during the 2017-18 campaign.

As previously reported, Boyle will take oral medication. New Jersey Devils Dr. Michael Farber noted that the disease appears to have been caught in its early stages. He didn't have a timetable for Boyle to begin treatments yet. "My mindset is on Oct. 7," Boyle added, referring to the Devils' season opener. "I don’t like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel. I feel like I’ve trained all summer and I’m going to try to get back out and ramp it up. It depends on how ever long this treatment process takes but I feel good right now. I feel as close to as normal as you can feel. I’m looking forward to getting back into it and learning the system of a new team and sinking my teeth into a new season." We wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Sep 20 - 5:04 AM

Brian Boyle has been away from the Devils because of a type of cancer of the bone marrow.

New Jersey Devils Dr. Michael Farber said that Boyle's issue is treatable. He will take oral medication to treat the CML (chronic myeloid leukemia), which was caught early, and expects to be in the opening night lineup this season. We wish him the best and hope to see him playing on Oct. 7.
Sep 19 - 5:38 PM

Brian Boyle has signed a two-year/$5.1 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils need a Boyle-type player who is tough, great on the draw, kills penalties and is amazing in the locker room. He s not a great fantasy player as he had only 13 goals and 25 points in 75 games split between Tampa Bay and Toronto. He will help the Devils but not necessarily your fantasy squad.
Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

Brian Boyle could be on his way to the New Jersey Devils.

Boyle will officially become a free agent at noon ET, so he'll be free to sign anywhere he wants at that point. He had 13 goals and 25 points in 75 games with the Lightning and Maple Leafs last season. He doesn't provide any fantasy value, but he'll give the Devils a big body that's fully capable of killing penalties and winning faceoffs.
Jul 1 - 11:59 AM

Brian Boyle is keeping his options open, but he would welcome a return to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"We love Tampa," Boyle told the Tampa Bay Times. "If Tampa wanted to work out a deal, that's definitely a huge option for us. That's something that I've kind of always thought about. I haven't closed the door on anything." However, he isn't sure what level of interest the Lightning have in his services. Boyle was traded from the Bolts to the Maple Leafs last season and he also enjoyed his time with Toronto.
Jun 26 - 11:42 AM

Brian Boyle is taking a wait-and-see approach as free agency nears.

"I'd have to say - there's just so much going on. There's interest from me [in returning], and we enjoyed our time. I'm a product of the Maple Leafs right now," Boyle told TSN Radio 1050 on Tuesday. "You kind of have to wait and see. Every GM has decisions to make right now. Right now it's between my [agent] and Lou. Those conversations have to stay between our camp and theirs." He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and would like some more term in his next contract. The 32-year-old center proved to be a solid addition to the Leafs' fourth line after he was acquired from Tampa Bay, but it's unclear if he will be back with the team in 2017-18.
Jun 20 - 1:05 PM

Brian Boyle would be open to re-signing with the Maple Leafs.

He was acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline and provided the team with some leadership down the stretch and in the playoffs. Boyle was also a solid penalty killer and faceoff man for Toronto as well. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Apr 25 - 1:44 PM

Brian Boyle (upper body) has declared himself ready to play on Thursday.

Boyle's status was in question after he left Tuesday's game due to the injury. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 72 games this season.
Apr 6 - 11:46 AM

Brian Boyle suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals.

The Leafs have already announced that he won't be returning to tonight's game. Boyle played just 4:18 before exiting. The Leafs will likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Apr 4 - 9:00 PM

Brian Boyle received an in-game video tribute in his return to Tampa Bay as a member of the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

"I loved my time here. There was a lot of emotion," said Boyle. "That's important this time of year." Boyle has contributed two assists in eight games with Toronto since he was acquired from the Lightning.
Mar 17 - 9:45 AM

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