Thread: Injury Report: 2011 Injury Thread
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03-24-2011, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by gobi View Post
The estimated recovery time was 4 to 6 weeks. It is way beyond that now.
That's because the Canucks needed his LTIR space so they likely told him to pack it in for the year even though he's probably healed by now. Because of the loan rules after the deadline he was stuck on the Canucks roster regardless, so it's better that they can use his LTIR space rather than absorb his cap hit just so he can sit in the press box.

It sucks for him that he doesn't get to play, but once his injury took him past he deadline the AHL was no longer an option. So really he wasn't going to be playing either way. Besides, he gets an NHL paycheck for the rest of the season for his troubles.

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