Boeser (ribs) skated 17:17 and posted three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Islanders. The winger missed 12 games with the rib issue, which was initially feared to potentially end his regular season. Boeser immediately stepped into a top-six role. He's at 45 points in 57 appearances this year. With Boeser back in the fold, Jake Virtanen will likely remain in a bottom-six role under head coach Travis Green.
Boeser (ribs) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders. Boeser has been sidelined since Feb. 8 with a rib injury, but he'll return to a featured role Tuesday, skating on Vancouver's top line and second power-play unit against the Isles. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to insert the 23-year-old American back into their lineups, as he's been highly productive when healthy this season, racking up 16 goals and 45 points in 56 games.
Boeser (ribs) practiced in a regular sweater during Sunday's morning skate, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Boeser told reporters that he just got full clearance to resume activities and could return to the lineup soon. This is outstanding news for the youngster and the Canucks, as he's set to miss his 12th straight game Sunday working back from his rib injury. The 23-year-old was initially diagnosed with a two-month recovery period Feb. 18, so he's certainly ahead of schedule. Boeser will be a huge boost for his team and fantasy owners should he return before the regular season concludes, as he's racked up 16 goals and 45 points through 56 games this season.
According to general manager Jim Benning, Boeser (ribs) "could be done for the year." Boeser will be reevaluated in three weeks, but he's fully expected to miss at least two months with the rib injury he suffered Feb. 8 against the Flames, so the Canucks will need to make a moderately deep run in the playoffs in order for him to have a shot at returning this season. That's awful news for fantasy owners looking forward to their postseason matchups, as the 22-year-old winger has been highly productive this year, racking up 16 goals and 45 points while firing 166 shots on goal in 56 games. The recently acquired Tyler Toffoli will replace Boeser in the Canucks' top six down the stretch.
Boeser suffered a rib cartilage fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Boeser has missed the last three games since suffering an injury on Feb. 8 against the Flames. The three-week timeline will hold him out until at least mid-March, but he may still miss more time after his re-evaluation. The 22-year-old forward has 16 goals and 45 points in 56 games this season.
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