While his teammates prepare to face the Bruins in Boston today, Brock Boeser is on his way back to Vancouver to see a specialist.
Boeser missed Tuesday’s game in Detroit with a groin injury that has been nagging him all season. The ailment also caused the 21-year-old to miss two games late last month.
Boeser is flying back to Vancouver to see a specialist. “He’s gotten better, but he isn’t over the hump yet,” said Coach Green.
He may rejoin the team during this road trip.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 8, 2018
Not a great skater at the best of times, Boeser has appeared slower on the ice this season, which a groin injury would help to explain. Friday night against the Colorado Avalanche, a game in which he tallied four points, was an exception.
The second-year star has 11 points in 13 games, despite playing many nights with discomfort.
Leaving the team on the road trip, which still has five games left on it, is a sign that Boeser will miss more than a couple of games this time. Travis Green indicated that the Canucks are showing caution with the injury, which is the smart thing to do in a long season, adding that he could rejoin the team before the end of the road trip.
Going to see a specialist. TG doesn’t rule out boeser rejoining team before the end of trip. MRI was negative. Just want to make sure he’s right. #canucks
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) November 8, 2018
The last stop on the trip is in Minnesota on November 15, which is obviously a game the Burnsville native would hate to miss.
The Canucks will stick with the same lineup as last game, which generated 42 shots on goal and was unlucky to lose 3-2 in a shootout.
— Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) November 8, 2018
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