Canucks’ Boeser Back Skating After Concussion

VANCOUVER — Brock Boeser returned to the ice with his Vancouver Canucks teammates Saturday morning less than a week after suffering a concussion in preseason play.

The right-winger wore a non-contact jersey at the practice but spent about half an hour participating in drills and skating on the first power-play unit.

Boeser, 22, was placed in concussion protocol after being hit from behind in Vancouver’s 6-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Brock Boeser Vancouver Canucks
Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

He missed training camp earlier this month amid protracted contract talks before signing a three-year deal worth an average US$5.875 million per season on Sept. 16.

Canucks defenceman Oscar Fantenberg, who suffered a head injury in the same game, also wore a non-contact jersey while practicing with his teammates on Saturday.

Vancouver begins regular season play in Edmonton on Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2019.

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