Injured Boeser flies home during Canucks road trip

Nov 8 2018, 5:29 pm

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.

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.

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.

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