Wrist surgery to sideline North Dakota’s Boeser until January

Brock Boeser (North Dakota-16) Viktor Liljegren (RPI-12)16 October 15 RPI and University of North Dakota meet in a non conference contest at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND (Bradley K. Olson)
Brock Boeser has compiled 16 points in 13 games for North Dakota this season (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

North Dakota sophomore forward Brock Boeser will undergo minor surgery on his right wrist today in Minneapolis and is expected to return to the North Dakota lineup in January.

Boeser attempted to play through the injury for UND’s first 13 games before sitting out the past five games in an effort to fully heal the injury.

Today’s surgery will prevent Boeser from competing in the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto. Boeser, who won a bronze medal at last year’s tournament, was one of 27 players named to the preliminary roster for the United States National Junior Team earlier this month.

In 13 games this season with the Fighting Hawks, Boeser has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. He earned All-America honors as a freshman last season after leading the NCHC with 27 goals and 60 points in 42 games. He was also named the conference’s top rookie as well.

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