It's been a stressful summer for Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser.
The 22 year old is currently a restricted free agent who isn't arbitration eligible and is looking to sign a deal but the Canucks only have $5million in cap space available.
However Boeser is dealing with something that is way more awful than any contract negotiation.
Boeser's dad has been diagnosed with cancer once again.
His father, Duke, was previously diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 and it has reoccured starting six weeks ago and has metastasized to his liver and bones. It's been really tough this time around as a blood clot in a lung triggered heart failure.
Duke is currently in intensive care.
It's been a rough road for Boeser's father as he was also diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 49 years old when Brock was just in Grade 7.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Boeser family during these tough times.
It’s been announced that #Canucks forward Brock Boeser’s father Duke has recently had his lung cancer come back. It has now metastasized into Duke’s liver, and yesterday he suffered a blood clot in one of the lungs. Please keep Duke and all of Brock’s family in your thoughts. ????
— CanucksPlace (@canucksplace) July 30, 2019