Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that defenseman Andrew Alberts has undergone successful wrist surgery.
Alberts injured the wrist in the second period of the Canucks game at St. Louis on Monday, February 14th and is expected to be out of the Canucks lineup for six to eight weeks. Alberts will be available to media at a future date.
Alberts has one goal and seven assists in 42 games with the Canucks this season.
The Canucks also recieved good news on injured defensemen Dan Hamhuis and Keith Ballard.
Hamhuis resumed light workouts yesterday, while Keith Ballard is further along than expected and may begin skating with the team as early as next week.
Hamhuis has been out since suffering a concussion last Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks, while Ballard has missed the last four games with a sprained MCL.
The Vancouver Canucks announced today the selection of Harold Snepsts for induction into the club’s Ring of Honour.
Snepsts was a fan favorite during his time in Vancouver. An iconic stay-at-home defenseman, who’s game wasn’t pretty, nor his stride overly elegant, but he was tough as nails and he came to play every night.
Perhaps this quote from Mark Spector sums him up best.
“Harold was a diamond in the rough. Light on the diamond, heavy on the… well, you get the idea.”
Snepsts is the fourth Canuck alumni to join the Ring of Honour this season, joining Orland Kurtenbach, Kirk Mclean and Thomas Gradin.
Check out some old pictures of Harold here.
The ceremony will take place on March 14th in a game against the Minnesota Wild.
Cory Schneider is putting together one of the best seasons by a Canuck backup goalie in a long time.
Last night, after stopping 28 shots in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, Schneider became the first Canucks backup since Peter Skudra in 2001-02 to win 10 games.
At 10-3-2, Schneider boasts the best winning percentage of by a rookie goaltender this season. His .924 save percentage is second best for rookie goalies who’ve played at least 10 games.