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Brock Boeser could be out the rest of the preseason for the Vancouver Canucks with an undisclosed injury.
Boeser, who led the Canucks in goals (23) and points (49) in 56 games last season, missed practice Thursday but there was no update available at the time. Coach Travis Green announced the forward’s expected absence after a 4-1 preseason loss at the Calgary Flames on Friday.
“He going to be out for a little bit, probably I would say at least a week,” Green said.
The Canucks have four preseason games remaining, their last against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 9. They open the 2021-22 regular season at the Oilers on Oct. 13. — Kevin Woodley
Detroit Red Wings
Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi have been cleared to play after each recovered from an injury, but coach Jeff Blashill said it has not been determined when either forward would play in a preseason game.
“I’ve got to get an injury report from the day before I’d say what our lineup is going to be tomorrow and the next day, but we’d like to get those guys in a game here soon,” Blashill said Friday.
Larkin, the Red Wings captain, missed 12 games last season and did not play after April 20 because of a neck injury. Bertuzzi missed 47 games because of a back injury. He had surgery April 30.
Larkin and Bertuzzi are projected to play on Detroit’s top line.
The Red Wings, 2-0-0 in the preseason, host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. Detroit opens the regular season at home against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 14.