As training camp gets underway, the unfortunate reality of hockey does too. Injuries can happen at any time and before the season begins is not ideal. The Vancouver Canucks are feeling that today as they announced forward Brock Boeser is injured and will miss the start of the season.
Brock Boeser Injured; to Miss Beginning of Season
Vancouver Canucks F Brock Boeser underwent successful hand surgery. He will return in 3-4 weeks. Boeser hurt himself at practice on day three of Canucks Training Camp in Whistler, Saturday, September 24th.
— Canucks PR (@CanucksPR) September 26, 2022
The 25-year-old underwent successful surgery on his hand today. He sustained the injury on the third day of training camp. He is expected to miss three or four weeks, which will only have him missing a few regular season games. Boeser was excited to start this season with a clear mind. He was playing last season while his late father’s health declined. The injury-prone forward has battled injuries throughout his career but has also maintained being a productive player.
Though Boeser was dealing with things in his personal life and the loss of his father, he scored 23 goals and record 46 points last season in 71 games played. Since joining the Canucks in 2016, he has flirted with being a 30-goal scorer for a few seasons but has yet to hit that mark. If he can stay healthy for most of the season and continue building on his skills, he will surpass his personal records and be one of Vancouver’s top scorers.
Not only can Boeser put the puck in the net, but he is also a playmaker, usually recording more assists than goals each year. He is one of the more underrated players on his team behind players like J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson. Recently he has evolved his defensive game, making him one of the harder players to go up against. The Canucks hope for a speedy recovery for the young player. And for a healthy season, so he can finally hit 30 goals this season.
— Sportsnet 650 (@Sportsnet650) September 23, 2022