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A play on the ice that in a blood clot is explained by Boeser


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Sam Jones
May 23, 2024  (1:50 PM)
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Brock Boeser
Photo credit: Joe Nelson

Amidst the echoes of skates and pucks at the Vancouver Canucks year-end media availability, Brock Boeser unveiled the origin of his alarming blood clot issue, tracing it back to a shot block in the opening game of the series.

The incident led to a bruise that, quite unexpectedly, evolved into a blood clotting complication. The full extent of Boeser's condition remained undetected until the climax of Game 6, highlighting the unpredictability of sports injuries.
The revelation came as a jolt to the team, especially as they faced the critical absence of Boeser for a decisive Game 7. The Canucks, prioritizing their player's health over immediate competitive needs, had to make tough calls. The uncertainty surrounding the timeline for Boeser's return to practice adds another layer of complexity, with the offseason poised as a crucial period for his recovery. A similar ordeal was faced by Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen, who after being sidelined with a blood clot issue in November 2023, only returned to the ice in March 2024a painstaking four-month hiatus.
Further complicating the Canucks' playoff narrative, Elias Pettersson disclosed his struggle with a significant knee injury since January. This injury sheds light on his decreased performance in the latter half of the season and during the playoffs, adding another dimension to the team's challenges.
Despite the absence of key players like Thatcher Demko, Brock Boeser, and a compromised Elias Pettersson, the Canucks demonstrated commendable resilience. They pushed a formidable Edmonton Oilers squad to a nail-biting one-goal Game 7. This season's trials have not only tested the Canucks' resolve but have also forged a team that, if healthy, could pose a significant threat in future playoff contests. Their journey this year is a testament to improvement and the potential harbored for the coming seasons.
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A play on the ice that in a blood clot is explained by Boeser

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