Canucks’ Brock Boeser expected to make ‘full recovery in 4-6 weeks’

Brock Boeser initiated contact against Cal Clutterbuck, but the Canucks rookie took the brunt of the force after slamming into the boards. He eventually hobbled off the ice.

Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Brock Boeser will make a “full recovery in 4-6 weeks,” the team announced in an injury update on Tuesday.

According to the Canucks, Boeser was diagnosed with a “soft tissue injury and a small non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back.”

The 21-year-old was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons on Monday night after a scary hit late in Vancouver’s 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Boeser collided with Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck and took an awkward fall, appearing to hit his back on the Canucks’ open bench door. He stayed down on the ice for several moments while being attended to by a Canucks staff member before being helped to the locker room by teammates. Boeser appeared unable to put any weight on his left leg.

The Canucks star has 29 goals and 55 points in 62 games for Vancouver this season, putting the Burnsville, Minn., native in the Calder Trophy running as the league’s top rookie.

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