NEWARK, N.J. (AP) When Brian Boyle received word last month that he had cancer, a return to hockey was the last thing on his mind.
"I didn't know what to expect," Boyle, an 11-year NHL veteran, said Monday. "I was scared. I was nervous. It was the worst feeling ever. After the initial shock wore off, I started to think about the rest of my life, my wife, my kids. Hockey was a little down on the scale."