Sports Canucks' Boeser to miss at least 8 weeks with rib cartilage fracture
Dube records career-high three points in Flames' 6-2 victory over Canucks
VANCOUVER — It was a game that could have been over barely after it started. The Calgary Flames found themselves trailing 1-0 after just 34 seconds, then got some momentum from a fight on the next faceoff and went on to hand the Vancouver Canucks a 6-2 loss Saturday night. The Flames looked to be flickering when Tanner Pearson scored on Vancouver’s first shot of the game. On the following faceoff Matthew Tkachuk dropped the gloves in a fight with Vancouver’s J.T. Miller.Calgary’s Dillon Dube, who had a career-high three points, said the fight was like a shot of adrenaline.“We were stunned,” said Dube, who had a goal and two assists.
general manager Jim Benning said Tuesday that forward will miss at least eight weeks with a rib cartilage fracture, according to .
The CanucksMonday that Boeser is to be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Boeser is seeing a specialist later this week, and Benning is hopeful he could be back for the playoffs should the Canucks qualify, per.
The Canucksfellow right-winger from the on Monday, which helps soften the blow of Boeser's absence.
"I want to compete down the stretch here for a playoff spot," Benning. "Making this trade, that's the message I wanted to send to our group going down the stretch here."
Ben Kuzma: Winger Tyler Toffoli heading to Vancouver in package deal
Help is on the way. Tyler Toffoli is Vancouver-bound. With the Canucks having two injury concerns on the wing — a rib-cartilage fracture for Brock Boeser and more concussion-like symptoms that have shut down the season for Micheal Ferland — Vancouver general manager Jim Benning addressed the problems Monday in a package trade with the Los Angeles Kings. He needed to get the NHL club healthier and keep it in the thick of the race to earn its first post-season berth in five years.
Boeser tallied 16 goals and 45 points in 56 games this season.
The Canucks will also be without forwardsand for the rest of the season. Leivo was given a two-to-three month timeline in late December after fracturing his kneecap, but Benning didn't a return in the postseason.
Vancouver currently sits third in the Pacific Division with 69 points.
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