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The Latest on Alex Edler's Injury: Out Two Weeks; and Michael Grabner


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<img src="http://www.nhl.com/photos/mugs/thumb/8471303.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Wednesday Night Update: The White Towel is now reporting that early indication is that Edler will miss two weeks with a shoulder injury. This means Mathieu Schneider will get back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch. Defenceman Aaron Rome could have his two-week conditioning stint to the Manitoba Moose end early as well.

Wednesday Morning Update: The White Towel is reporting that Edler will be re-evaluated today and also speculates it is an injury to his left shoulder.

Tuesday Night Update: In Tuesday night's game, Canucks defenceman Alex Edler was crunched into the boards by Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber with 11:31 left in the period. Edler left the ice with discomfort holding onto his arm.

While initially suspected to be a hand injury, it was pointed out by Canucks commentator John Garrett that it may be a shoulder injury.

The update received in the first intermission was that Edler suffered an upper-body injury and would not return for the rest of the game.

After the game, it was reported by @NHLSourcesSay that Edler suffered a separated shoulder and will miss a significant amount of time.

The report was refuted by Sportsnet Pacific host for Canucks games, Dan Murphy's Twitter (@sportsnetmurph), that when Edler left the rink he was "not wearing a sling or anything."

It is anybody's guess what injury Edler suffered, but it was obviously serious enough to keep him out of the game. But we do know that Edler was not seen with the sling following the game which would suggest he did not suffer a separated shoulder, which means he should not be out long, if any games, unless he suffered a serious injury to his wrist or any other part of his upper-body.

<img src="http://www.nhl.com/photos/mugs/thumb/8473546.jpg" class="imageFloatLeftFramed">Grabner: @TC_Carling reports that injured forward Michael Grabner has been cleared by the Canucks medical staff to begin light skating. Grabner broke his ankle while warming up on November 1st in preparation for a game against the Colorado Avalanche at General Motors Place.

Upon his activation off injured reserve, it is expected he will be re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose right away as the Canucks are at its 23-man roster limit despite having a strong showing in nine games with the Canucks.

Side Note: Martin Biron of the New York Islanders goaltender Martin Biron was run over by Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell in Tuesday night's game and this past June's 1st overall pick John Tavares was right there taking exception to what Hartnell had done before a teammate took over. Great to see.

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Hahaha. NHLSourcesSay is the worst news source imaginable. I think at one point they claimed the Canucks would be trading the Sedins to Anaheim for Perry and Getzlaf.

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