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Canucks winger Brock Boeser skating again after concussion

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Brock Boeser #6 of the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 25, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Canucks defeated the Coyotes 3-1 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks right wing Brock Boeser returned to practice Saturday less than a week after his concussion.

He wore a noncontact jersey and spent about a half hour participating in drills and skating on the first power-play unit.

Boeser was placed in concussion protocol after being hit from behind in Vancouver’s 6-4 exhibition win over Ottawa on Monday.

He missed training camp this month because of protracted contract talks before signing on Sept. 16. He has a three-year deal averaging more than $5.8 million a season.

Defenseman Oscar Fantenberg also practiced Saturday after injuring his head in the same game.

Vancouver opens its season in Edmonton on Wednesday.