Boeser going through concussion protocol
What are you doing, Chris Tierney? pic.twitter.com/Kjb6OJAnQt
— Daniel Wagner (@passittobulis) September 24, 2019
- A pair of Vancouver Canucks are in concussion protocol after Monday night’s 6-4 preseason win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night in Abbotsford.
- Both winger Brock Boeser and defenceman Oscar Fantenberg were missing from practice on Tuesday, with head coach Travis Green confirming each are in “concussion protocol.”
- That Fantenberg has an injury is not surprising – he left the game after a big hit in the corner. Ottawa’s Jordan Szwarz was assessed a five-minute major for boarding on the play.
- Boeser’s concussion comes as more of a surprise, given he didn’t miss a shift – though he was reportedly getting treatment post-game.
- The Canucks winger likely suffered the injury when hit from behind by Sens forward Chris Tierney early in the third period.
- Boeser’s head appeared to slam into the boards and Tierney was assessed a two-minute minor boarding penalty.
- The Canucks scored a minute later while on the ensuing power play, with Boeser on the ice.
- Here’s the hit that has Canucks fans enraged:
— Matthew (@dooley_matt_) September 24, 2019
“Brock was surprised by [the hit] more than anything,” Green told reporters after practice. “He felt fine until about three minutes left in the period.”
- Green wasn’t screaming bloody murder with the media, calling the hit “unfortunate,” but said it was a “hockey play.”
“Hopefully he’s back for next week,” he added.
- The start of the regular season is eight days away.
Sources & Credits: Vancouver Canucks, Rob Williams, Offside Vancouver