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So now we know: Schneider had a groin injury

May 9, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

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For those Canucks fans that are still curious, goalie Cory Schneider‘s “body” injury was actually a groin tweak that occurred in Vancouver’s third-to-last regular-season game against the Blackhawks on April 22.

“I tweaked a groin in the Chicago game,” Schneider confirmed today, per The Province. “I was hoping to get it better in time. Sometimes things don’t respond the way you want them to.”

The 27-year-old missed the last two games of the regular season and the first two games of the San Jose series, before replacing Roberto Luongo in Games 3 and 4 versus the Sharks.

Schneider finished with a sub-par .880 save percentage in the postseason.

“I didn’t get the job done,” he said. “I didn’t play well enough.”

He also said he was 100-percent healthy in the playoffs, in case anyone was wondering if the groin issue affected his play.

  1. 19inarow - May 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    So then did Luongo have two groin injuries or something? Sheesh.

  2. rgotoguy - May 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    ahh who cares

  3. stockspyder - May 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Luongo looked like the better goalie before Schneider’s return. Not sure what AV was on, but glad he decided to put the injured goalie inbetween the pipes for Game 3 and 4.

  4. hockeywithdrawal - May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    I hate when my groin doesn’t respond the way I want it to.

  5. dumbassgreg - May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    only person who cares is your priest. too late for confession time for others

  6. dropthepuckeh - May 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    So he said he was 100% healthy but also that he was hoping to get the injury better in time but some things don’t happen the way you want them to?? Which is it? With that payroll committed to goalies you would think they would put the healthy one in when the season is on the line but what do I know.

  7. pandorasdadca - May 9, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    …And let the excuses roll in from Vancouver. They tried whining and crying, not it’s on to making excuses. If he was feeling good enough to play, he can’t complain after the series was over. He made plenty of great saves during the Game 4.
    You’re either god to go or you’re hurting your team by being out there. If it’s the latter, get off the ice.

  8. imleftcoast - May 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    What does Vigneault think he accomplished by saying it was a ‘body injury’? It seems embarrassing to the organization.

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