• Leafs Sign Boyes To PTO

    News: Brad Boyes signed a professional tryout offer with the Maple Leafs on Thursday, Andy Strickland of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes was surprisingly unable to secure a one-year contract in the offseason, so he'll have to settle for auditioning for a spot in the Leafs' crowded forward ranks during training camp. The former 40-goal scorer has seen his offense slow down since his prime years with the Blues, but just last season, he was still one of the better contributors on a low-scoring Panthers attack, tallying 14 goals and 38 points in 78 games. Boyes looks like a good bet to make the Leafs' Opening Night roster and slide into a third- or fourth-line role.
  • Panthers' Boyes Placed On Waivers

    News: Brad Boyes was placed on buyout waivers Tuesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes is expected to clear waivers Wednesday afternoon, with the Panthers likely to pick up the remaining $2.5 million on his contract. It's somewhat of a puzzling move, as Boyes recorded a respectable 38 points in 78 games last season, but it likely speaks to the Panthers' motivation to open up roster spots for some of their younger talent. Once he becomes an unrestricted free agent, Boyes shouldn't have much difficulty finding work as a depth forward for another team.
  • Panthers' Boyes Scores Game-Winner Against Boston

    News: Brad Boyes scored the game winning goal in Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Bruins.
    Analysis: At 32, Brad Boyes has been a veteran presence on the youthful Panthers and while his scoring is off the rate he was a few years ago, his plus-10 rating is second among players still on the team. He's inked for one more year and should continue to help the rest of the team's young players develop while still providing a solid scoring punch on his own.
  • Panthers' Boyes Scores In Loss Tuesday

    News: Brad Boyes scored an unassisted goal in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes reached the 36-point mark for the second straight season with his 13th goal of the season on Tuesday. Boyes isn't the same scorer he was a few years ago, when he scored 55 or more points three times in four seasons between 2007 and 2011, but Boyes can still provide a veteran presence. He has limited fantasy value as the Panthers come down the home stretch.
  • Panthers' Boyes Helps Out In Loss

    News: Brad Boyes set up Jussi Jokinen's second-period goal in Tuesday's loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes hasn't done much to gain much momentum as a fantasy commodity this season, but with 12 goals, 35 points, and a plus-9 rating over 71 games, he's been a perfectly serviceable depth forward for the Panthers. With the assist in Tuesday's loss, he's now reached the 35-point mark in all but one of his 10 full seasons in the NHL.
  • Panthers' Boyes Scores In Win On Sunday

    News: Brad Boyes scored an unassisted goal in the Panthers' 4-3 win over the Lightning on Sunday.
    Analysis: After a goalless month in February, Brad Boyes added his 11th of the season in the second period on Sunday. Coming off a three assist game, Boyes now has five points in his past four games. The 32-year-old also contributed two penalty minutes and a plus-1 plus/minus on the day. His plus-9 plus/minus is tops of players still on the team and could have value in the home-stretch of the season in deeper leagues.
  • Three Helpers For Cats' Boyes

    News: Brad Boyes set up three goals in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the visiting Sabres.
    Analysis: With the trio of apples, Brad Boyes is now back over the 0.5 points-per-game hump with 31 in 60 contests this season. Also, despite having not recorded a shot on goal in the last two games, he's sitting at 121 this year -- which amounts to an average of two per game -- so there's certainly value to be had here in many leagues. With that in mind, as long as you don't expect anything resembling the player that once potted 43 goals (2007-08) and 72 points (2008-09) with St. Louis, the 32-year-old should be able to help your team.
  • Panthers' Boyes Notches Two Assists

    News: Brad Boyes collected a pair of assists in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes is having one of his most productive stretches of the season as he's now got four points in four games after Monday's multi-point effort. The 32-year-old has just 24 points (10 goals) on the year though, so his fantasy upside is limited in most formats.
  • Panthers' Boyes Nabs Assist In Win

    News: Brad Boyes picked up an assist in Thursday's win over the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: The 32-year-old hasn't scored frequently enough this season to make him an asset in anything more than deeper formats, but January has been his best month to date. He's notched four goals and three assists over 11 games.
  • Goal, Assist For Panthers' Boyes

    News: Brad Boyes joined in the fun Friday, grabbing a goal and an assist in a thrilling 6-5 win over the Flames.
    Analysis: Brad Boyes was one of nine (!) players to post a multi-point performance in this one, bringing his season total to eight goals and 18 points in the process. The Panthers are very much doing their scoring by committee, with their top six leading scorers lumped into the 18-24 point range, so we'd caution not to expect anything too prolific from the one-time 72-point man.