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Tortorella: Schroeder has bruised foot, doesn’t trust Edmonton x-rays

Sep 22, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

John Tortorella AP

One of John Tortorella’s recent trademarks is his desire to have players block shots. As Vancouver Canucks forward Jordan Schroeder found out last night, that can be pretty painful.

Schroeder blocked a Nail Yakupov slapshot in the second period of Vancouver’s 5-2 loss to Edmonton. It was his first game back since having his shoulder operated on this summer.

Some were worried he broke his foot, but as Ben Kuzma of The Province reports Tortorella had other issues.

“He had x-rays but I’m not so sure about the machine,” said Tortorella. “We’ll wait until we get home and right now it’s a bruised foot.”

I’m sure there’s a joke to be made here about Tortorella not trusting technology and some wisecrack about Twitter, but I got nothing for you.

As for Schroeder, he’s gunning for a job as the Canucks’ third line center. Any further setbacks like this won’t do him any favors in trying to stay full-time in the NHL.

  1. esracerx46 - Sep 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Because x-ray machines are notorious liars. Perhaps the x-ray was interpreted poorly or perhaps the angle it was taken wasn’t the greatest. But the machine didn’t lie. I think whats far more likely is Torts is insane and wants to send his team a message that you’re going to play through the pain.

  2. sportsfan69 - Sep 22, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Thank god the dinosaur coach is out New York.

  3. 950003cups - Sep 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    X-Ray machines don’t block shots. Therefore they can not be trusted.

    ~His Majesty John Tortorella~ 2013

  4. tomnickle - Sep 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    It has nothing to do with making a joke. I believe he’s referencing Colin Fraser. You know, the guy who didn’t have any health problems until the Kings acquired him from the Oilers.

  5. bronxsanman - Sep 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Enjoy watching your players visit the infirmary with this jerk-off at the wheel! I’m so glad he’s out of New York.Next step is out of the N.H.L.

  6. canadianguest - Sep 23, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Tortorella CSI
    Decapitated? No, for now we’ll just call it a concussion.

  7. canadianguest - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    Maybe the X-Ray technician had a cell phone on?

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