Canucks prospect Brock Boeser won’t play for Team USA at World Juniors

Not much is going right in Canucks land.

The team suffered through a miserable end to a miserable road trip last night. 

And now, one of the few bright lights in the prospects chamber is out.

University of North Dakota winger Brock Boeser will undergo wrist surgery on Wednesday, knocking him out of contention for Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. The tournament starts on Boxing Day in Montreal and Toronto.

It’s expected the high-scoring 19-year-old will be able to return to the Fighting Hawks lineup sometime in January.

According to the Grand Forks Herald’s Brad Schlossman, Boeser has been dealing with the wrist problem all season. He played the first 13 games of the season for his NCAA squad, scoring 7 goals, but sat out the last five in the hope his wrist would heal well enough that he could play at the World Juniors.

Source: Vancouver Sun