Devils forward Brian Boyle diagnosed with leukemia

Devils forward Brian Boyle diagnosed with leukemia

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The New Jersey Devils say veteran forward Brian Boyle Authentic Jason Babin Youth Jersey has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team's doctor says can be treated with medication. During a conference call Tuesday, Devils team doctor Michael Farber said the leukemia was discovered early. General manager Ray Shero said it was found in blood work during team physicals at the start of camp. CML is the same disease that former NHL forward Jason Blake played through after being diagnosed in 2007. Boyle, a 32-year-old center, signed a two-year, $5.1 million deal with New Jersey this offseason but has been away from the team while being diagnosed. He said his mindset for a return is Oct. 7, when http://www.jetsshopnfl.com/jason-babin-jersey_c-457.html New Jersey opens the season against Colorado. The team, though, has not put a timetable on when Boyle will skate. "I don't like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel," Boyle said. He added: "We have a good plan of attack and I look forward to getting on the ice and playing." Boyle has played for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. He added a veteran presence to a young Toronto team after being acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline last season. The Leafs pushed the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals to six games in a first-round playoff loss. Boyle has 169 points in 624 NHL games. "I've been blessed so many times and in so many ways," Boyle said. "This is an opportunity for me. I plan on living a normal life." Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- General manager David Poile and Warren Sapp Womens Jersey coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL's Tennessee Titans' home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame. Seeing what Josi's teammates decided made selecting the Predators' eighth captain in franchise history that much easier. "Roman has played with and mentored under two of our best captains ever in Shea Weber and Mike Fisher," Poile said Tuesday. "He was also always part of the leadership group when those two guys were captains." Josi, 27, replaces Fisher, who retired last month . The native of Bern becomes only the second player from Switzerland to be named a captain in the NHL. Mark Streit, named captain of the New York Islanders in 2011, was the first. Poile called Josi not only one of the NHL's best defensemen but a terrific ambassador for hockey. "Roman is our Roger Federer," Poile said. "He's a tremendous competitor. He's always very classy." Laviolette said the decision came down to Josi and defenseman Ryan Ellis. Currently recovering from offseason http://www.tampabaybuccaneersauthorizedstore.com/warren-sapp-jersey-elite season, Ellis was named the associate captain. Defenseman Mattias Ekholm, forward Filip Forsberg and center Ryan Johansen all are alternate captains in moves announced before a doubleheader kicking off the Predators' preseason schedule. The coach said Josi's growth, maturity and character as a person, player and teammate make him the perfect fit as the Predators' next captain. "He has the ability to lead men, which we've experienced in the past few years and certainly last year," Laviolette said. "He has the work ethic both in games and in practices to set the right example for our group. He has the respect of everybody in our organization as well as his peers in the league." The Predators drafted Josi with the 38th pick overall in the 2008 entry draft, and he played in the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville. He also was a full alternate captain last season under Fisher. Josi also is Authentic Ron Jaworski Youth Jersey one of five defensemen to score at least 40 points in each of the last four seasons, setting a team record with 61 points in 2015-16. Josi scored 49 points in helping Nashville reach its first Stanley Cup Final . During the playoffs, Josi led Nashville defensemen and ranked second on the team with 14 points in 22 games. He also set a franchise record with for most goals by a defenseman in a postseason with six. The new captain thanked both Poile and Laviolette for the opportunity and his general manager for comparing him to Federer. The coach said Josi's growth, maturity and character as a person, player and teammate make him the perfect fit as the Predators' next captain. "He has the ability to lead men, which we've experienced in the past few years and certainly last year," Laviolette said. "He has the work ethic both in games and in practices to set the right example for our group. He has the respect of everybody in our organization as well as his peers in the league." The Predators drafted Josi with the 38th pick overall in the 2008 entry draft, and he played in http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthorizedstore.com/ron-jaworski-jersey-elite the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville. He also was a full alternate captain last season under Fisher. Josi also is one of five defensemen to score at least 40 points in each of the last four seasons, setting a team record with 61 points in 2015-16. Josi scored 49 points in helping Nashville reach its first Stanley Cup Final . During the playoffs, Josi led Nashville defensemen and ranked second on the team with 14 points in 22 games. He also set a franchise record with for most goals by a defenseman in a postseason with six. The new captain thanked both Poile and Laviolette for the opportunity and his general manager for comparing him to Federer.
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