The 27-year-old Canadian has one goal and one assist in 17 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He's also played 22 games for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League.
Boyce has six goals and nine assists in 64 career NHL games.
Earlier Saturday, the Blue Jackets assigned defenceman David Savard to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
The 21-year-old Savard has two goals and seven assists with 16 penalty minutes in 26 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He also has three goals and 11 assists with 38 penalty minutes in 28 games with Springfield.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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