Brock Boeser injury: Insider shares latest on Canucks star's status

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Brock Boeser injury: Insider shares latest on Canucks star's status

Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser will not be in the lineup for Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Boeser will be out due to a blood clot issue. He has been ruled out for Game 7, but his future, should the Canucks win, was up in the air.

However, according to NHL insider Frank Seravalli of DailyFaceoff, Boeser's season is over.

"Sounds like #Canucks Brock Boeser's blood clot developed in his leg, something team medical staff found after Game 6. He has been placed on blood thinning medication and is not expected to be available to play again this season. Brutal break for #Canucks' leading goal scorer," Servalli wrote.

It is bad news for the Canucks that Boeser won't be able to return to the ice this season, even if Vancouver advances to the Western Conference finals.

However, the good news is that the blood clot issue isn't expected to be life-threatening.

In the playoffs, Boeser has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 12 playoff games for the Canucks.

Canucks confident going into Game 7

Although Vancouver will be without Brock Boeser in Game 7, the Canucks remain confident in their group.

Head coach Rick Tocchet says his team has full confidence in each other, despite losing in Game 6 when Vancouver could have closed out the series.

“It's all about confidence, believing in what you're doing as an individual and as a team, and then playing.” said Tocchet, via NHL.com. "When you get out there you want to be a difference maker and you want the puck.
"I feel that when we were at our best, in game five, everybody wanted something whether to be a support guy or whether it was to be the guy backing someone [up]. I think we’ve got to get to that attitude, especially in game seven.”

Without Boeser, Ilya Mikheyev is expected to draw back into the lineup, as the forward has struggled in the playoffs, giving the forward zero points in 10 games.

Game 7 is set to take place on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

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