Hockey world sends support to Brian Boyle after cancer diagnosis

Brian Boyle during his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)

The New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday that forward Brian Boyle had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer that is not expected to keep the 32-year-old from playing this season.

Boyle has made his mark throughout the NHL since being drafted in 2003, and it was no surprise to see an outpour of support from those he played with, and against, over the years.