Devils’ Brian Boyle cleared for full participation in practice

Great sight for all hockey fans as New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been cleared to practice after being diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer that has kept him off the ice so far this season.

New Jersey Devils veteran Brian Boyle has been cleared for practice and will join his teammates on the ice Sunday.

Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September, at which time the Devils’ team doctor said the 32-year-old centreman could be treated with medication, according to the Associated Press.

The former Toronto Maple Leaf signed a two-year, $5.5-million deal with the Devils in July, but hadn’t been able to suit up for his new club.

Boyle posted 13 goals and 25 points during the 2016-17 campaign, splitting time between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning. He enters 2017-18 with career totals of 93 goals and 169 points in 624 appearances.