Boyle (upper body) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Boyle has been sidelined since Feb. 1 with an upper-body injury, but his activation off IR suggests he could be ready to rejoin the lineup as soon as Thursday against the Stars. The 6-foot-6 forward has picked up 15 points in 39 games this campaign.
Boyle (upper body) will not be available versus the Blues on Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Monday's matchup with St. Louis will mark Boyle's 19th consecutive game on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. The veteran's continued absence will likely keep Lucas Wallmark in a third-line center role and the No. 2 power-play unit. Once given the all-clear, Boyle will look to pick up where he left off after notching three points in seven games prior to getting hurt.
Boyle (upper body) might be an option during the Panthers' upcoming two-game road trip. According to coach Joel Quenneville, "We're looking at the road trip," David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports. Based on Quenneville's timeline, Boyle will miss at least the club's next two outings. The veteran center has already missed the previous 16 tilts due to his upper-body issue. Once cleared to play, Boyle should take on a bottom-six role and could push Mark Pysyk back to the blue line.
Coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that Boyle (upper body) has resumed skating, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Boyle has missed the past 12 games while dealing with the upper-body injury. This news is at least a positive sign that the veteran is nearing a return, but Quenneville didn't specify an exact timetable. Expect the team to provide an update on an as-needed basis before Boyle is activated off injured reserve.
Coach Joel Quenneville expects Boyle to miss multiple weeks but anticipates a return at some point this season, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Boyle has already sat out the last six games, but it sounds like more time on the mend awaits the veteran forward. Until developments suggest he's inching closer to a return, it's best to consider Boyle sidelined indefinitely.
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