DEVILS (8-2-0) at CANUCKS (6-3-2)
10 p.m. ET; SNV, MSG+, NHL.TV
New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, who has missed the first 10 games of the season with chronic myeloid leukemia, will make his Devils debut against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Wednesday.
Boyle, who signed a two-year, $5.1 million contract (average annual value $2.55 million) with the Devils on July 1, was diagnosed after a blood test during his training camp physical on Sept. 19. The 32-year-old has been treated with medication and was given clearance to practice Oct. 21.
The Devils can establish a record for best start in their history with a win; New Jersey opened the 1993-94 season 8-3-0. The Devils open a three-game trip through western Canada 4-0-0 on the road this season.
Players to watch
Devils forward Taylor Hall has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past two games, and nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his past five.
Canucks rookie right wing Brock Boeser will return after missing one game with a foot contusion. Boeser leads Vancouver, 4-0-1 in its past five games, with nine points (two goals, seven assists) in eight games.
They said it
"That's a bit of a coincidence, I think, but it's funny how some of those coincidences line up. As a League, they have always tried to have that initiative and they have done a good job with it and now it's I think a responsibility of mine to try and help push that forward." -- Boyle on returning from chronic myeloid leukemia on the first day of NHL Hockey Fights Cancer month
"What has impressed me with him is his attention to the areas of the game that maybe don't come naturally to him, and that's always for young players hard to grasp, especially guys that are natural goal scorers." - Canucks coach Travis Green on Boeser
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Drew Stafford
Marcus Johansson -- Adam Henrique -- Jesper Bratt
Brian Gibbons -- Pavel Zacha -- Jimmy Hayes
Brian Boyle -- Blake Coleman -- Miles Wood
Andy Greene -- Damon Severson
John Moore -- Steven Santini
Will Butcher -- Mirco Mueller
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Stefan Noesen, Ben Lovejoy
Injured: Travis Zajac (pectoral muscle), Kyle Palmieri (lower body)
Canucks projected lineup
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jake Virtanen
Thomas Vanek -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Sam Gagner
Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Derek Dorsett
Ben Hutton -- Christopher Tanev
Michael Del Zotto -- Erik Gudbranson
Derrick Pouliot -- Alex Biega
Scratched: Patrick Wiercioch, Anton Rodin, Jayson Megna
Injured: Alexander Edler (knee), Loui Eriksson (knee), Troy Stecher (knee).
Johansson returns after missing one game with a lower body injury. … Palmieri will miss his third straight game and is not with the team on the road trip. … Edler took part in the game-day skate and is seven to 10 days from returning.
Butcher has eight assists in his past 8 games. … Henrik Sedin hasn't scored a goal this season and has three assists in 11 games.