Boyle had an assist, two shots and two hits in Monday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars in Game 6. Boyle set up fellow fourth-liner Austin Watson for the goal early in the first period. Boyle managed a pair of assists as well as seven hits and seven shots in three appearances in the series. He missed Games 2 through 4 with an abdominal injury, but recovered enough to make an impact late in the series, even though his team lost. The center isn't known for his playmaking, having scored 18 goals while adding six assists between the Devils and Predators in 73 regular-season appearances.
Boyle (abdomen) was on the ice for warmups in preparation for Saturday's playoff game against the Stars, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. It appears safe to deploy Boyle in DFS contests after he missed Games 2-4 of these conference quarterfinals.
Boyle (abdomen) showed well in practice Friday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Predators coach Peter Laviolette was still awaiting official word from team trainers regarding the status of both Boyle and Wayne Simmonds (lower body) as of Friday morning, but it's clear that they're trending in a positive direction healthwise. Boyle notched an assist in the Game 1 loss versus Dallas, only to be sidelined for the three subsequent contests of these conference quarterfinals.
Boyle (abdomen) will not play in Monday's game against Dallas and is considered "week-to-week". An "illness" was the cause of Boyle's absence for Game 2, but that may have been a cover-up for the appendix procedure that the team reported. The fact that Boyle is considered week-to-week surely rules him out for Game's 4 and 5 at the very least, with the ability to rejoin the team for Game 6. In his stead, Rocco Grimaldi is expected to stay in the lineup on the fourth line.
Boyle (illness) will not dress Saturday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports. The veteran has fallen ill and as a result, Boyle will not play in Game 2. He'll be replaced by Rocco Grimaldi. As for Boyle, he should recover in time for Game 3, set to go down Tuesday in Dallas.
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