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Boeser has kiss for ailing dad, recovering from heart attack, cancer

Duke Boeser, who also has Parkinson's disease, gets to see Brock play in Minnesota

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Some things are more important than the game.

For Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser, having his father, Duke, healthy enough to attend a game against the Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center.

The Canucks shared a video of Boeser planting a kiss on his father's cheek after the Canucks 4-1 win against the Wild on Sunday.

Tweet from @Canucks: Some father/son time for Duke & Brock post-game. pic.twitter.com/VbqBMVXuIj

Duke Boeser suffered a massive heart attack in July in the family's home in Burnsville, Minnesota. He spent over a month in intensive care.

In 2010, Duke Boeser was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and underwent treatment for lung cancer in 2017. The cancer returned this summer and he was undergoing treatment for it at the time of the heart attack.

On Sunday, just one day after watching his son score two goals including the game-winner against the Buffalo Sabres on television, Duke Boeser finally got to see Brock play in person again.

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