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Report: Boeser unable to play due to blood clot

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The Vancouver Canucks will be without Brock Boeser for Game 7 of their second-round series against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night, head coach Rick Tocchet confirmed.

Boeser is dealing with a blood clotting issue and his recovery timetable is unclear, but it's not a life-threatening situation, sources told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

The Canucks' medical staff found a blood clot that had developed in Boeser's leg after Game 6, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli reports. He's been placed on blood-thinning medication and is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs, Seravalli adds.

"Obviously had a great year for us. Big part of the team," Tocchet said. "Scored some big goals for us. So, it's a tough one, but next man up, right? That's the way you gotta approach it, like we have all year."

Tocchet didn't divulge the specifics of Boeser's injury and didn't give a timeframe for his return.

The American forward leads the Canucks with seven goals this postseason, and he's tied for the team points lead with 12 in as many outings. He was averaging 20:18 of ice time, up from 18:36 during the regular season.

Boeser notched a hat trick in Vancouver's Game 4 victory over the Nashville Predators in the first round, and he collected two goals and an assist in the Canucks' Game 3 win over the Oilers.

He racked up a club-high 40 tallies along with 33 assists over 81 regular-season contests.

The Canucks are 17-11-4 over the past half-decade without Boeser in the lineup, according to Sportsnet Stats.

Game 7 is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Monday in Vancouver.

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