Boyle's sixth goal of the season ended up being the game-winner in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
The goal came off a Kings turnover at the blue line that ended with Boyle firing the puck home from in between the faceoff dots. His tally put the Panthers up 4-0 before the Kings almost managed a comeback with three straight goals in only 5:38. Boyle now has 14 points in 35 games this season.
Boyle picked up an assist and two shots in a 5-2 win over the Canucks on Thursday.
After sitting out the last two games with an upper-body injury, Boyle was right back in it Thursday with an assist on Mark Pysyk's goal three minutes into the first period. He has five goals, 13 points and 53 hits in 33 games.
Boyle (upper body) will draw into Friday's game against the Stars, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Boyle will rejoin the lines after just one game on the sidelines. While his return will shore up some depth among the Panthers' lines, he's likely nothing more than a lineup filler for DFS purposes and is likely unowned in many season-long fantasy formats.
Boyle (upper body) will be a game-time call versus Dallas on Friday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Boyle was stuck in a nine-game pointless streak prior to getting hurt and missing Monday's clash with Ottawa. The 34-year-old got off to a strong start to the season with eight points in 15 outings but has floundered since. The center likely won't be jumping up to a top-six role any time soon, and he'll need to start adding some depth scoring if the Panthers are going to compete for a playoff spot.
Boyle was held out of Monday's contest against Ottawa with an upper-body injury, Alain Poupart of NHL.com reports.
It's unclear how severe Boyle's injury is but the Panthers have a few days off before Friday's game against Ottawa. Denis Malgin and Dominic Toninato will center the bottom six in his absence.
Boyle did not participate in warmups Monday and is expected to miss the game against Ottawa, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
It's unclear if Boyle is injured or if he's a late healthy scratch. The 34-year-old forward is stuck in a nine-game scoring drought with a minus-6 rating during that stretch. An update on his status should be available after the game.
Boyle recorded two shots, two hits and two blocks in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
For his first month with the Panthers, Boyle was picking up points while skating in the top nine -- he had eight points in his first 15 games. But since his move to the fourth-line center role in a Nov. 24 contest with the Sabres, Boyle has been unable to find the scoresheet. That's not particularly concerning considering he was brought in to be the team's defensively-responsible fourth-line center, but his initial offensive production was a nice surprise.
Boyle picked up an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.
A scramble around the Jets' goal saw Boyle's shot turned away, but Vincent Trocheck was able to pop in the rebound to tie the game up at 2-2. Usually a center, Boyle is skating as the second-line left winger with Trocheck and Brett Connolly. He has six points through his first 11 games with the Panthers.
Boyle picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals.
Boyle has provided some surprising offense since joining the Panthers with four points in seven games. With Vincent Trocheck out with a lower-body injury, Boyle has been centering the second line, which has definitely boosted his numbers. His 13:51 of average ice time is the highest total of his career since 2012. Once Trocheck is healthy, Boyle will shift down to the third line, so don't expect this offensive output to continue.
Boyle scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 7-2 loss to the Canucks.
Boyle has slotted in as the third-line center for the Panthers with Vincent Trocheck (lower body) out, and it's worked wonders for their depth scoring. Boyle has three points in four appearances, as well as eight hits, seven blocked shots and 11 shots on goal. The 34-year-old shouldn't be relied on too much for scoring purposes, but the current hot streak could make him worth a look in deeper formats.
Boyle scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Oilers.
He put together a strong performance overall, adding three shots, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating to his line. Boyle had gone scoreless in his first two games for Florida, but the veteran forward appears to be quickly rounding into form.
Boyle will make his Panthers debut Tuesday against the Penguins, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Boyle inked a deal with the Panthers on Sunday, and coach Joel Quenneville confirmed he'll suit up Tuesday. Where Boyle slots into the lineup largely depends on whether Aleksander Barkov (lower body) or Vincent Trocheck (undisclosed) is ready or not.
Boyle signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Panthers on Sunday.
Boyle had yet to be signed this offseason after he ended 2018-19 with the Predators. He brings over 800 NHL games of regular season and playoff experience to the Panthers. Last campaign, the 34-year-old put up 24 points in 73 games between the Devils and Predators. With star Aleksander Barkov leaving Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, Boyle could slot into the lineup as early as Tuesday's game against the Penguins.
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.
Boyle picked up an assist and three hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Stars in Game 1.
Boyle ended the regular season on an eight-game point drought, but quickly put an end to that with his first playoff point since 2016-17. Boyle registered 24 points (18 goals, six helpers) over 73 games between the Devils and Predators this year.
Boyle scored his 17th goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Boyle has potted four scores in 14 games since being traded to the Predators from the Devils on Feb. 7. He had six shots in Saturday's contest. The defensively inclined forward has 23 points across 61 games this season, as well as 122 hits. With center and left wing eligibility in places, it's encouraging to see Boyle already taking more faceoffs with the Predators -- over six per game, compared to four per game with the Devils this season.
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