The Vancouver Canucks will be without Brock Boeser for Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday due to a blood clotting issue, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

While the exact timeline for Brock Boeser's return is unknown, it is not considered a life-threatening situation, according to Friedman.

On the ice, it is a big loss for the Canucks. Boeser has been the engine for Vancouver offensively in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring seven goals and recording five assists for 12 points in 12 games played. This is after a career year in the regular season, scoring 40 goals and recording 33 assists for 73 points, according to The Canucks will have to keep their season alive with a win at home in Game 7 against the Oilers to see if Boeser could make a return later in these playoffs.

With Boeser out, obviously the lines will have to be juggled. The current projected first line via Daily Faceoff has Pius Suter at left wing next to JT Miller and Conor Garland. The second line has Nils Hoglander, Elias Lindholm and Elias Pettersson from left to right. The third has Dakota Joshua, Teddy Blueger and Sam Lafferty, while the fourth line has Phil De Giuseppe, Nils Aman and Vasily Podkolzin.

Canucks' outlook ahead of Game 7 vs Oilers

The Boeser news is just the latest blow to the Canucks in these playoffs. In the first round against the Nashville Predators, the Canucks lost goalies Thatcher Demko and Casey DeSmith, which resulted in AHL call-up Arturs Silovs taking over as the starter since then. Thatcher Demko is already ruled out for Game 7.

The Canucks have been chugging along in these playoffs, however. They have won a number of games in wild fashion, with multiple-goal comebacks in the third period of each series. Sometimes when that happens, it can make a team and fanbase believe that fate is on their side. That will be put to the text in Game 7.

The Oilers came into the playoffs as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. For Vancouver to beat them in Game 7 with Silovs in net and without Boeser would be monumental. It would set up a Western Conference Final matchup with the Dallas Stars.

It will be interesting to see how the Canucks fare, and if home ice will give them that needed boost to get through. If they are able to do so, they would not have home ice against the Stars in the conference final, but maybe Demko and Boeser could make returns at some point in that series.

If the Canucks advance past the Oilers and Stars, they would face the New York Rangers or Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final. The first priority is winning Game 7 on Monday.