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Canucks Play It Safe With Boeser, Call Up Archibald

Another key piece could be out tomorrow as the Canucks head to Vegas, so a call to the Comets is made

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks fans received some good news / bad news with regards to the injury status of two of the team’s young stars this morning.

The good? Star rookie Elias Pettersson, who has been out of the lineup for over a week, has resumed skating with the team and is likely to join them for their upcoming road trip later this week. There’s no exact timetable for his return, but it’s expected that he’ll take the game day skate tomorrow in Vegas and either play tomorrow evening against the Vegas Golden Knights or Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

The bad? Sniper Brock Boeser was notably absent from practice this morning as he deals with a groin injury sustained in last Thursday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Boeser is officially listed as “day to day” and is also expected to be on the Canucks’ upcoming road trip.

The ugly? Well… this isn’t really fair to Darren Archibald, but we have to keep with the theme here. In the wake of the Boeser news the team has recalled veteran forward Darren Archibald from the AHL’s Utica Comets should Boeser not be healthy enough to go tomorrow night or Thursday night.

The 28 year old Archibald has had a great start to the season with the Comets, potting four goals and six points in the team’s first eight games.