The Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators Monday night in Abbotsford, but in the process they lost forward Brock Boeser.
Coach Travis Green said the 22-year-old forward suffered a concussion after being hit from behind on the power play by Ottawa forward Chris Tierney. Boeser did not take to the ice Tuesday when the Canucks practiced at Burnaby 8-rinks and his status for the rest of the pre-season and the start of the regular season is a mystery.
Green said this is the first time Boeser has been in concussion protocol in his career. The sniper was playing in just his second pre-season game.
Video: PRACTICE | Travis Green on Brock Boeser Injury
To make matters worse, defenceman Oscar Fantenberg, who the Canucks signed to a one-year deal this past summer, is also in concussion protocol after also taking a hit Monday night against the Senators.
The Canucks face the Senators again Wednesday, this time at Rogers Arena. While fans are certainly hoping the Canucks don't suffer any more injuries, fingers are crossed Vancouver's power play remains dominant. The Canucks scored four goals with the man advantage in Monday's 6-4 win.
Video: Canucks Top Sens 6-4 in Neutral Site Pre-Season Game
J.T. Miller scored the first Canucks goal Monday, a power play marker, and he's hoping special teams remain special moving forward.
Video: PRACTICE | J.T. Miller on Power-Play Success
Monday's game technically wasn't a home game for the Canucks, but it also certainly was. Thanks for the memories Abbotsford!
Video: Thank You Abbotsford!