Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Boeser Back Injury Sidelines Him Indefinitely



The rookie class is all of a sudden falling apart!

An unfortunate series of events on Monday night against the Islanders saw Canucks forward Brock Boeser fall awkwardly into an open door at the bench, injuring his lower-back.  Boeser went to the hospital for some immediate scans and the results were mostly soft tissue with a small fracture, but nothing too serious.  Rest and recovery for the rookie may end his regular season prematurely, as the timetable is about 4-to-6 weeks.

Boeser leaves the regular season in 53rd in hockey pool scoring, scoring 29 goals and 55 points in 62 games this season, which was also good enough for 2nd in rookie scoring, at the time of his departure.

This now becomes a huge hole in Dale B.'s lineup, as he tries to catch up to Stuart in 1st place or keep Benson down in 3rd place.  After Monday night, Dale's team sits 22 points back of 1st and 8 points up on 3rd, but this is a very consistent scorer on his team, now likely done for the season.  Now, it will be a matter how much Dale's team suffers with this injury.
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