As scary as the news must have been for him to hear, Boyle showed the hockey world that he’s going to have a positive outlook on this situation.
“I feel very fortunate and very blessed,” Boyle said, per NHL.com. “We’ve had a tremendous outpouring of prayers, and if there’s anything I can ask it’s that that continues. That is something that I’ve seen firsthand heal cancers and heal situations that are said to be untreatable. For us, we’re in a good spot. We think we have a good plan of attack here and I’m looking forward to getting on the ice and playing.
Immediately, players, teams and fans began sending him messages of support. It’s incredible to see what the hockey community can do when it comes together.
Boyle has already stated that he plans on being in the Devils lineup on opening night.