The Maple Leafs promoted Boyd from AHL Toronto to their active roster Saturday.
Boyd will remain with the big club for the duration of its upcoming four-game road trip. The 27-year-old pivot tallied 10 points in 24 games with Washington last season.
The Maple Leafs assigned Boyd to AHL Toronto on Tuesday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Boyd has yet to crack the lineup through the Leafs' first four games of the campaign, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll likely bounce between the minors and Toronto's taxi squad throughout the season, but Boyd won't be a viable fantasy option in 2020-21.
Boyd signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Over the last three seasons, Boyd has played 85 games with the Capitals and recorded eight goals and 23 assists. The 27-year-old center rarely rises past the fourth line, and on a team with Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Alex Kerfoot, he's destined for a fourth-line role once again if he's not bumped out of the lineup by Jason Spezza. Boyd could spend a handful of games in the AHL as well.
Boyd did not receive a qualifying offer from the Capitals, so he'll hit the market as an unrestricted free agent Friday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
The 27-year-old was used sparingly by the Capitals during the 2019-20 season, accumulating 10 points across 24 games. It's unclear what sort of market Boyd will have, as he could find himself stuck back in the AHL or head across to Europe to find a team next season.
Boyd will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's Game 3 against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
It appears Boyd was benched in Friday's loss, as he played just 6:38, and he'll watch the entire Game 3 from the press box. Brian Pinho will fill in as the third-line center.
Boyd tallied a goal and logged 11:50 of ice time during Thursday's 3-1 round robin loss to the Flyers.
Boyd's marker was the highlight of Washington's rather anemic offensive effort against the division-rival Flyers. The 26-year-old was filling in as the third-line center while Lars Eller (personal) remains out of the Toronto bubble for the birth of his second child. The 177th overall pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft looks to be the primary depth option among Washington's forwards as the postseason ramps up.
Boyd posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes.
Boyd set up Carl Hagelin for the Capitals' lone goal in the contest. The 26-year-old center has 10 points and 24 shots through 22 games this season. He's no lock for the lineup when the team is at full strength -- Boyd's played in the last two games due to Evgeny Kuznetsov's upper-body injury.
Boyd tallied a goal while logging 12:09 of ice time during Monday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
Boyd gave the Capitals the lead early in the second period by bouncing the puck of Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry's boot into an open net. The 26-year-old forward has managed a respectable three goals and nine points in 20 games despite averaging just 11:36 of ice time, which would be enough to garner fantasy consideration in deeper leagues if he were seeing regular ice time. The Minnesotan is a very useful depth forward for the Capitals but is not a factor for fantasy purposes until he can secure regular playing time.
Boyd will be in the lineup Monday against the Canadiens, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
With Richard Panik moving up to the top line while Alex Ovechkin (suspension) sits out after skipping the All-Star Game, Boyd will fill the void on the third line alongside Carl Hagelin and Lars Eller. The 26-year-old is likely to return to the press box upon Ovechkin's return and therefore possesses little fantasy upside beyond Monday's game.
Boyd notched a goal on three shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Ducks.
Boyd tallied the opening goal at 9:00 of the first period, converting on a nice feed from Carl Hagelin. Boyd has two goals and eight points in 16 appearances this season. Despite that solid pace for a bottom-six forward, he's expected to be the odd man out when Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) is ready to return to the lineup.
Washington recalled Boyd from AHL Hershey on Saturday.
Boyd has been highly productive in limited action with the big club this season, racking up four helpers in six appearances. He'll likely slot into a bottom-six role for Saturday's matchup with Boston.
Head coach Todd Reirden indicated Boyd will be sent to the minors, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Boyd's reassignment is a result of Richard Panik (upper body) nearing a return to the lineup rather than an indictment of the former's performance, given that the 26-year-old notched four assists in six games during his brief stint in the big leagues. The sixth-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft will report to AHL Hershey and await his next bite at the NHL apple.
Boyd tallied an assist while logging 10:55 of ice time during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Boyd has been quite productive since his recall following injuries to Washington's bottom six, with four helpers in six games despite averaging just 9:24 of ice time. With Carl Hagelin (upper body) and Richard Panik (upper body) expected back in the near future, the 2011 sixth-rounder is likely headed back to the minors fairly soon.
Boyd had two assists and was plus-2 in Friday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
That's three assists in three games for the 26-year-old since being summoned from the press box, where he spent the first seven games of the season. Boyd is averaging less than 10 minutes of ice time per game and has totaled just two shots on goal so far, so his offensive contributions will likely be limited going forward.
Boyd notched a helper and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-5 shootout win over the Canucks.
Boyd had been a healthy scratch in all seven games he was on the Capitals' roster this season, but he drew into the lineup in place of Chandler Stephenson. Boyd repaid coach Todd Reirden's confidence by setting up Michal Kempny's equalizer in the third period. The 26-year-old produced five goals and 20 points in 53 appearances last year, showing the capability to add some depth scoring. It likely won't matter for fantasy purposes, however.
Boyd was recalled from AHL Hershey.
Boyd had four goals and six points in three games in the minors prior to being recalled, so it's possible he'll see some NHL action while Richard Panik (upper body) is on the mend, but keep your fantasy expectations in check for the 26-year-old.
Boyd was placed on waivers by the Capitals on Sunday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Boyd served as a healthy scratch in three straight games. The Minnesota native's demotion comes as Washington tries to clear cap space in order to add Evgeny Kuznetsov to the roster. Assuming the 26-year-old clears, he will be assigned to AHL Hershey, but should be atop the list of potential call-ups throughout the year.
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.
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