The pair were on international duty together preparing for the Asia Cup when Boyle sustained a serious knee injury in December.
Boyle temporarily returned in the summer before suffering a recurrence away to Elgin City in July and is likely to be sidelined for the rest of 2019.
“Boyley’s a fantastic player and a fantastic guy - I’ve missed him in the last few camps,” said Maclaren, his former Hibs team-mate. “I’ve been keeping in touch with him. I told him not to rush back because he’s so valuable to Hibs and Australia. I want him to get that knee right and come back as the Boyley we all know, who can whip in the balls for me to get the tap-ins. He’s a strong-minded guy and he can’t wait to be back playing for Hibs and Australia. Hopefully he’s not too far away but I hope he doesn’t rush back.”