After a fantastic performance with Elias Pettersson last Friday, Boeser was unable to suit up for the game against the Red Wings on Tuesday and will miss the next handful of games due to a nagging groin injury.
The Canucks star winger has been sent back to Vancouver to have it looked by specialists
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
Groin injuries are generally not something that you want to play through. Getting rest, treatment, and being patient is the best approach to ensure that Boeser gets back up to 100%. It has been reported by a few people that the injury is not related to the back injury that Boeser suffered last season.
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
As Dan Murphy mentions above, there isn’t a major concern here as the Canucks haven’t ruled out Boeser re-joining the team later in the trip but merely making sure that they get the injury resolved. In that sense, it’s good to see the Canucks taking a more cautious approach with Boeser and not forcing him back sooner than he should be. Even if he feels 100%, he should still sit out a little more and make sure.
If that game against Colorado is an indication of what to expect from Boeser and Pettersson, then fans are likely willing to wait a little longer to reunite the duo.