(The Sports Xchange) - New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, the team announced Tuesday.
The type of leukemia Boyle was diagnosed with forms in bone marrow. Team doctor Michael Farber said it was discovered early and is treatable.
The St. Louis Blues already are dealing with two significant injuries in training camp.
Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will be re-evaluated in three weeks after sustaining a fractured left ankle. The team also announced that forward Zach Sanford is expected to be sidelined five-to-six months after undergoing surgery for a dislocated left shoulder.
Ottawa Senators forward Colin White sustained a broken left wrist and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the team announced.
White was injured while blocking a shot in the third period of Ottawa’s preseason victory against the provincial-rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The 20-year-old Boston native already underwent surgery.
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi was named as the eighth captain in franchise history, the team announced.
Josi, who was an alternate captain last season, will wear the “C” on his jersey after Mike Fisher announced his retirement on Aug. 3. Fisher was named Nashville’s captain after defenseman Shea Weber was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in June 2016.