Dec 18, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT
Yesterday we learned that Canucks defenseman Alex Edler had been cleared from injured reserve after struggling with a bulging disc in his back. At the same time we wondered when another Vancouver d-man, Jason Garrison, would be deemed healthy enough to, um, stop getting paid.
Well, ask and ye shall receive – according to The Province, Garrison (groin) has been cleared.
“I’m feeling good and skating better every day and it’s definitely progressing,” he said. “I’ve been told it’s going to be sore for a long time, so that’s something everybody deals with. It’s more with getting the strength going.”
Garrison is coming off two solid seasons in Florida that earned him a six-year, $27.6 million contract with the Canucks.
Safe to say the 28-year-old late-bloomer will face a tad more scrutiny in Vancouver than with the Panthers.
Just ask Roberto Luongo.
And Keith Ballard.
And David Booth.
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