VANCOUVER – Brock Boeser re-joining the Vancouver Canucks team friends in practice for the first time on Monday after losing more than three weeks with a wound injury.
Boeser will be a game-time match against Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-W, NHL.TV) and hoping to be back in the round against the Golden Golden Knights on Thursday on the latest. A sixth on the Canucks scoring with 11 points (four goals, seven assistants) despite playing 13 of 26 games.
"It's been a while since I had skate with the men, so it was nice to go out there and skate with them and I felt good," said Boeser. "We'll see how I'm (Tuesday) morning and I'm going there. Today was a good first step and if I'm good in the morning, I hope I can play."
Boeser lost a two-game two-way way trip to the groin's injury but returned to play four other games before exacerbating November 2 against the Colorado Avalanche.
Boeser, who misses the last games of the last 16 season after breaking a bone in his back, is confident that the problem behind him is good after seeing a specialist.
"I did not want her to cope during the year because that could turn into something even worse if you're still playing with an injury," said Boeser. "Explaining some things, obviously I did not have a hernia, and we're likely to get rid of what was wrong and what we had to install. I was careful to make sure we know what the problem is, the root of the problem, and make sure that we are determined. "
Getting Boeser back to help Vancouver, who took 2-7-2 in his 11 games in the past without him in the line. The Canucks scored 16 goals during an eight-game strike before defeating Kings 4-2 on Saturday.
"Travis Green has a great deal of crime," said Travis Green. "We've lost it."
Boeser practiced Monday on the top line with a rookie center Elias Pettersson, who leads the Canucks with 13 goals and second with 21 points, a Nikolay Goldobin.
"We think that hockey is the same. He's a skilled man, a good shot," said Pettersson. "We all know how good a goal scorer is, so it's always nice to play with a good guy on hockey and it's a chance for him and me."
Boeser, who has also practiced Pettersson on the first power play unit, hopes that they can speed up the chemistry they have shown before his injury.
"We hope we can develop that," said Boeser. "I hope my confidence is still there."