Vancouver Canucks fans haven’t had much to cheer for lately. The inconsistent club has been the definition of mediocracy this season going 15-15-4 along the way. With some top prospects finally making contributions to the lineup though, there appears to be a brighter future in Vancouver. And there’s no one else Vancouver fans are excited for as Brock Boeser. The 20-year-old rookie has 17 goals and 30 points in 31 games this season, establishing himself as the team’s top scorer in his rookie campaign.
Well… last night the worst case scenario for Canucks fans played out. Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano rifled a wrist shot off of Boeser’s ankle, sending him into a heap on the ice. The rookie tried to stand, but couldn’t and was forced to crawl his way to the Canucks bench.
Boeser didn’t return to the game last night and now this morning Canucks insider Dan Murphy is reporting that Boeser was seen leaving Rogers Arena on crutches.
Oh no… this is not good. You have to feel for Canucks fans. After wallowing in the league’s basement for a few years they finally looked to be on the way up. Now Boeser joins Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter, Sven Baertschi and Chris Tanev on the team’s IR.