Boyd is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports.
Boyd has been a healthy scratch thus far in Round One, but he will draw in for Chandler Stephenson on the fourth line with Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd. The 25-year-old forward has only one other playoff appearance in his career, so there isn't much fantasy upside at this point.
Boyd scored his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.
He displayed some nifty stickwork in tipping home Matt Niskanen's quick flip towards the net in the second period, a goal that stood up as the game-winner. Boyd hadn't found twine since Jan. 6, but this one gave the 25-year-old grinder an even 20 points through 48 games on the year.
Boyd registered an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Now with assists in consecutive games, Boyd is up to 14 in 41 games this season, to go along with four goals. Playing in a fourth-line capacity, the 25-year-old carries very little fantasy value at this stage of his career.
Boyd has three assists in his last 10 outings.
The 25-year-old center has been scratched in six of the Capitals' last 16 games. Boyd has added a bit of physicality with four hits in his last three games, but he has only 16 points in 37 contests this year. He averages 10:27 per game.
Boyd tallied a power-play assist and two shots during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
Boyd has been fairly productive of late with four goals and eight points in his last 15 games -- despite logging just 10:34 of ice time per game. The sixth-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has taken a big step forward in his development and could become a regular starter for the Capitals down the stretch. However, the unpredictability of ice time continues to hamper his fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues.
Boyd tallied a goal and won three of eight faceoffs taken during Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Red Wings.
Boyd buried a beautiful feed from Alex Ovechkin in the third period to give him his fourth goal and 11th point in 22 games. The 25-year-old struggles to secure regular ice time on a deep Washington roster, but he's tallied four goals and six points in his last 11 games which may force the coaching staff to give him a larger role. The 177th overall pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has plenty of hustle and skill but needs more consistent ice time to have much fantasy value even in deeper leagues.
Boyd tallied an assist and two blocked shots during Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Boyd has been a significant offensive boost since his return from a lower-body injury Nov. 5, especially given the injuries to Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) and T.J. Oshie (head). The sixth-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft is up to five assists in nine games, which is quite a feat given that he's logging just 9:39 of ice time per game. A fully healthy lineup will probably eat into his ice time, but given the spark he's provided, the Caps may choose to keep him in the lineup more often as the season wears on, so keep an eye on his production and usage moving forward.
Boyd registered an assist while logging 11:44 of ice time during Friday's 3-2 overtime win against the Avalanche.
Boyd now has three helpers in six games since returning from a lower-body injury Nov. 5, which is pretty solid production for a bottom-six player. The 25-year-old forward is benefitting from injuries to Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) and T.J. Oshie (upper body) but will need to keep producing effectively to beat out Nic Dowd and Dmitrij Jaskin for regular ice time when the Capitals are at full health.
Boyd fashioned a pair of assists in Monday's 4-2 home win over the Oilers, which also happened to be his season debut.
Boyd looked fantastic in his return from a foot injury, as he skated to a plus-2 rating and set up a pair of first-period goals -- one to Jakub Vrana and the other to Devante Smith-Pelly. Still, it's going to take maximum offensive efficiency from Boyd to be a recommended fantasy option since he figures to hold down a fourth-line role for the foreseeable future.
Boyd (foot), as expected, was taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Boyd was already confirmed to be in the lineup by the team, so this last step to activate him was just a formality. Boyd should take on a bigger role this season and should top the eight games he played last season, but figures to still slot into a bottom-six spot.
Boyd (foot) was recalled from his conditioning stint in the minors and will be in the lineup against Edmonton on Monday.
Boyd will slot into a fourth-line role for Monday's clash with the Oilers in what will be his 2018-19 debut. The center technically still needs to be activated off injured reserve, but at this point, it is just a formality that likely had to wait until Nathan Walker cleared waivers and was officially sent down to the minors. With Boyd healthy, Nic Dowd figures to be relegated to the press box.
Boyd (foot) skated on the fourth line during Monday's morning skate, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Boyd has yet to play this season after being injured during training camp, but his presence alongside Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly suggests a return to action to be fairly imminent. However, the 25-year-old forward has not formally been activated off the injured reserve list, so while it's looking fairly likely that he'll play Monday against the Oilers, nothing is official yet.
Boyd (foot) will head out on a conditioning assignment Friday and Saturday before rejoining the Capitals on Sunday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Since Boyd has been on long-term injured reserve, he doesn't need to be activated to the NHL roster immediately, allowing him the opportunity to get in game shape before taking the ice again for the Caps. He saw just eight games with the Capitals last season, but the promising 25-year-old pivot recorded 47 points -- 15 goals and 32 assists -- at AHL Hershey in 2017-18 and could serve in a bottom-six role for Washington.
Boyd (lower body) was on the ice for Sunday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Boyd has been out since the preseason with the injury, but his return to the lineup could be imminent. The 25-year-old center was expected to challenge Nic Dowd for the fourth-line center position, and although Dowd has played well, he has hardly locked down that spot, so there remains an opening for Boyd to carve out an everyday role for himself now that he's healthy.
Boyd's injury concerns his right foot, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports, adding that the skater could join the team for an upcoming trip to Western Canada so he can at least resume practice.
Boyd has yet to make his season debut, as he remains on long-term injured reserve with an injury that he sustained during training camp. According to Gulitti, the rookie will be eligible to return against the Canadiens on Nov. 1, though it's too early to tell if he'll be ready by then.
Boyd (lower body) has resumed skating, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Boyd has yet to be cleared for contact and will still miss the next five games on the long-term injured reserve list. The 25-year-old was expected to compete for a roster spot this season, but the addition of Dmitrij Jaskin earlier in October could further complicate his prospects for regular ice time upon returning.
Boyd (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Boyd was already considered week-to-week, but the move frees up a much-needed roster spot and salary room with Dmitrij Jaskin now on the roster and Tom Wilson expected to receive a lengthy suspension after his in-person hearing Wednesday. Nic Dowd is likely to hold down the fourth-line center position in the interim.
Boyd is week-to-week with a lower-body injury, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
You have to feel for Boyd, as he was a favorite among the team's rookie forwards to earn a spot on the Opening Night roster as a fourth-line center. Based on his loose recovery timetable, he should miss at least the first few games at the top level. Generally, when a fringe player gets off to a late start to the season due to injury, he'll resume hockey activities with the team's minor-league affiliate.
Boyd has a solid shot to make the Capitals' opening night roster, JJ Reagan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Reagan surmises that Boyd's abilities give him the best chance of the Capitals' rookie crop to earn a spot on the roster for opening night. The 24-year-old will compete with Nic Dowd for the fourth-line center position vacated by Jay Beagle after the latter signed with the Canucks in July. The recent signing of Sergei Shumakov could complicate matters further, but given the need for experience down the middle and Shumakov's unfamiliarity with the North American game, the smart money is on Boyd and Dowd making the roster out of camp --provided they do their parts and perform well.
Boyd was re-signed to a two-year, $1.6 million extension Sunday.
Boyd has emerged as a valuable depth piece for the Capitals, recording 15 goals and 32 assists in 61 games with AHL Hershey during 2017-18. The sixth-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft will have an opportunity to compete for a bottom-six role on the Capitals in 2018-19, but will need to garner a larger offensive role before he has any significant fantasy value.
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