Boeser was cleared from the concussion protocol and returned to practice with his teammates on Monday, a week after his head slammed into the boards on a hit from behind by the Ottawa Senators‘ Chris Tierney.
Boeser, 22, said it was his first concussion and that initially he didn’t realize he was hurt.
“After a couple shifts I just went out there and the lights were just feeling a little weird, and I didn’t feel like myself, a little nausea,” he said Monday. “So that’s when I told our training staff I wasn’t feeling great and then I didn’t play any more after that.”
Boeser is entering his third season, having put up 29 goals and 29 assists as a rookie, then following that up with 26 goals and 30 assists last season.