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Report: Canucks’ Schroeder (ankle) needs surgery, out nine weeks

Oct 28, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

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The prognosis for Jordan Schroeder‘s broken ankle doesn’t sound good.

On Monday, News 1130 in Vancouver reported that Schroeder will require surgery to have screws inserted, a procedure and recovery period that could last up to nine weeks.

Schroeder, 23, has had miserable luck this season. He fractured the same foot while blocking a shot in the preseason, forcing him to miss the first six games of the season.

His return lasted all of three contests before he re-broke the foot, blocking a shot against Pittsburgh on Oct. 19.

Vancouver’s first-round pick (22nd overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Schroeder has struggled making an impact at the NHL level, though did show signs during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. The former University of Minnesota standout had three goals and nine points in 31 games, averaging nearly 14 minutes per night.

  1. elvispocomo - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Tough news for him, looked like he was healed but ends up with more time off.

    • davebabychreturns - Oct 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Yeah this really sucks for Schroeder. His rookie year was modestly encouraging and a lot of players come back much more effective after getting their feet wet at the NHL level and getting an idea of what it takes to succeed.

      Now he’s signed his one year, near league minimum “prove it” type of contract and he can’t even string a couple of games together.

      • elvispocomo - Oct 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        Probably should have taken another week, maybe wait until after the road trip. It’d be interesting to know what the diagnosis was, if it looked like it’d healed but he pushed to come back or if the team did so.

    • kaptaanamerica - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      The guy can’t catch a break, no pun intended. Anyone blocking shots should have proper safety blockers on their skates before doing so.

      • elvispocomo - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        They aren’t an absolute must actually. Proper blocking of shots is however, rather than turning your feet so the instep is open to the shot. He’s got lots of time to watch tape and learn how to properly do it now though.

  2. flamsterette - Oct 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I feel so bad for him.

  3. drewzducks - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    He’s screwed !

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