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Boyle returned Saturday after missing two games with an illness. He finished minus-1 with one SOG, two blocks and three hits.

Get him back in there if you roll him regularly -- he's not blowing the doors off offensively, but he's still a solid fantasy contributor.

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Boyle (illness) will be ready to play Saturday against the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Boyle returned to practice Thursday after missing the previous two games with flu-like symptoms, which had drained him of energy over the previous four days. Now that he's ready to go, he'll slide in next to Ryan McDonagh on the Rangers' top pairing, with John Moore likely becoming a healthy scratch Saturday.

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Boyle (flu) will not play Monday against the Lightning, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Boyle's illness is still classified as the flu at this point, but he will undergo blood tests Monday to make sure it's not something more serious.

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Boyle will not play Saturday due to a bout with the flu, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Consider Boyle day-to-day with the illness. John Moore will enter the lineup Saturday in Boyle's place.

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Boyle netted the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-0 defeat of the Flyers.

Boyle gave the Rangers the lead just over six minutes into the first period, blowing a slap shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason for his second goal of the season. Both of those points have come on the power-play, where Boyle figures to be a mainstay on the top unit all season.

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Boyle collected his first point of the season with a first-period power-play goal in Wednesday's loss to the Lightning.

Boyle has yet to get going after a broken hand cost him entire month of action, but Thursday's goal could spark his production. Though he's long past his peak at 38 years old, Boyle's presence on a top power-play unit ripe with talent should allow him to finish the season as an above-average source of offense from the blue line.

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Boyle and the Rangers had their scheduled game Friday against the Sabres postponed due to the extreme weather conditions in the Buffalo area, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.

With some parts of the region receiving up to six feet of snow this week, traveling to Buffalo would have proven quite treacherous for the Rangers had the game been played as scheduled. No make-up date has been announced yet for the game, but expect Boyle to be in the lineup for the Rangers' next contest Sunday versus Montreal.

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Boyle went plus-1 with two penalty minutes, three shots on goal, a hit and a block over 22:14 in his first game back in the lineup Thursday, but the Rangers took a shootout loss to the Avs.

It was Boyle's first game since the Oct. 9 season opener in which the veteran broke his hand, and the Rangers have to feel happy about getting him back even though they took the loss.

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Boyle (broken hand) was formally activated from injured reserve Thursday.

The Rangers waived defenseman Michael Kostka to pave the way for Boyle's activation. The blueliner, who has been out since opening night with the broken hand, will skate alongside Marc Staal on the top pairing and serve as the quarterback for the Rangers' top power-play unit.

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Coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Boyle (hand) will play Thursday against the Avalanche, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Boyle is still experiencing some lingering pain with his hand, but it doesn't appear to be a dramatic hindrance for him at this point. He was able to practice fully Wednesday while working on the top pairing and on the power play, which was good enough for the Rangers to feel comfortable bringing him back into the fold. The match against the Avalanche will mark Boyle's first game since suffering the injury in his team debut Oct. 9. He'll be officially activated from injured reserve in the hours leading up to Thursday's game.