Start your drinking early: Samuelsson hurt, Grabner recalled, Schroeder signed

Cheers to your health Sammy!

Lost in last night's knee-slapper of a game was that the NHL's first star of the week Mikael Samuelsson left the third period with an undisclosed injury and is scheduled to have an MRI today.

An injury to the forward ranks is music to the ears of Michael Grabner, who has been recalled from Manitoba for the second time this season. He has been playing on the top line for the Moose (26 points - 15G, 11A), but was on a roll for the Canucks back in November before he Wellwood'ed himself (not death by chocolate, but by breaking his ankle playing soccer during the pregame before a match with Colorado). Whether he can pick up where he left off in some upcoming clutch games will be the key question; remember all his points came on special teams. Expect to see the resurrection of the lovable Raymond/Kesler/Grabner speedy line by tomorrow night in San Jose.

Lastly, as Bitterguy alerted earlier, Vancouver has inked first rounder Jordan Schroeder to a undisclosed three year contract and the little guy is headed to town now and plans to meet with the media tomorrow. As the Sun notes:

He had a sub-par campaign with 28 points (9-19-28) in 37 games, which followed a strong freshman season of 45 points (13-32-45) in 35 games.

If you want to talk sub-par, take a look at what our old friend Pat White's season looked like. He's two years older than Schroeder. But feel free to get a jump-start on indulging your inner Hodgson/Schroeder fantasies for next season.

So...yeah. Happy St. Patty's day?

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