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Report: Andrew Alberts expected to miss 6-8 weeks with broken wrist

Feb 15, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

Andrew Alberts, Teemu Selanne

As Joe discussed earlier today, the Vancouver Canucks face yet another injury to their bruised blueline thanks to Andrew Alberts’ broken wrist. Dan Murphy reports that the ailment will require surgery, which will likely sideline the physical defenseman for six to eight weeks.

While Alberts is far from a high-end defenseman, the Canucks defense corps has been racked by injuries all season long. Joe points out that Yann Sauve will be the 12th defenseman the team used in 2010-11.

Despite these issues, the Canucks are the top-ranked team in the NHL. They seem pretty safe to win the Northwest Division barring a stunning collapse, so perhaps the focus should be on getting as many defenders healthy and in sync by the team the playoffs begin in April.

  1. Toma (3:10 To Overtime) - Feb 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    That’s 5 injured Dmen right now. Canucks can never catch a break with the health of their defensemen.

  2. galuple - Feb 16, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    “Andrew Alberts will need surgery on his broken surgery, so he’ll likely miss six to eight weeks.”

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