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09-10 Canucks Injury Status
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09-09-2009, 12:25 PM
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Report to day in the Vancouver Sun on Demitra and Mathieu Schneider's shoulder injuries.
Demitra injury sounds more serious than first reported. He had two tears of the rotator cuff repaired as well as bone chips removed during surgery.
Veteran winger Pavol Demitra revealed Tuesday he will not be ready after off-season surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
"I saw the doctors Monday and right now, we've got another six weeks to go," said Demitra, 34.
"That's where we are. I am not supposed to get hit for another four or five weeks. I am shooting for the middle of October but you never know."
According to Demitra, doctors found two tears in the rotator cuff, one in front and another in the back. They also discovered bone chips. He was told the recovery period would be 5-6 months.
There is less information on Schneider who also had rotator cuff surgery.
Meanwhile, new Canuck defenceman Mathieu Schneider is also rehabbing from a torn rotator cuff and he, too, is uncertain if he'll be ready for Oct. 1. Schneider was injured late last season while playing for the Montreal Canadiens.
However Jason Botchford writes that Schneider may be ready for the regular season:
Mathieu Schneider had similar offseason surgery and is hoping to be cleared to start the season with the Canucks.
If Demitra goes on the LTIR at the opening of the season that means he will not be eligible to return until Sunday October 25, 2009 when the Canucks play the Oilers at GM Place at the earliest.
And just to be clear Demitra on LTIR DOES NOT SAVE MONEY ON THE CAP.
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