The 32-year-old said he's focused on the first game of the season.
"My mindset is on Oct. 7. I don't like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel," Boyle said, per the team's Twitter account. "We have a good plan of attack, and I look forward to getting on the ice and playing."
On Wednesday, Boyle thanked fans for their support:
Brian Boyle @BriBrows22
Boyle had missed practice for what was described as a "personal issue," per Andrew Gross of the Record.
Amanda Stein of the team's official site provided more details:
Amanda Stein @amandacstein
#NJDevils re Brian Boyle. From team Dr. Michael Farber: Boyle diagnosed with CML. A type of cancer of the bone marrow. Largely treatable.2017-9-19 21:17:58
The 10-year veteran signed a two-year deal with the Devils in July after splitting time with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He finished the year with 13 goals and 12 assists in 75 games, adding two assists in six playoff games.