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Canucks announce Brock Boeser will make full recovery in 4-6 weeks

There was a scary moment toward the end of the Vancouver Canucks’ come-from-behind win on Monday night when rookie sensation Brock Boeser crashed into the boards in front of the bench, slamming his back against the opening where the door to the team’s bench had been opened.

After being helped to the locker room Boeser was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

On Tuesday, the team offered an update on Boeser’s status and announced he is expected to make a full recovery from his injury in four-to-six weeks.

Said the Canucks in a statement: “Brock Boeser will make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks. He was taken to the hospital last night for further imaging and evaluation where he was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury a small non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back. The Canucks are grateful for the quality of care he received. Boeser was resting at home within a few hours after the game.”

You can see the play in the video above.

Boeser was one of the leading candidates for the NHL’s rookie of the year award this season with 29 goals and 55 points. His goal total was tops among all rookies while his point total was second only to New York Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal. He is also leading the Canucks in every major offensive category.

Related: Canucks’ Boeser taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after fall


Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.