Seven weeks after he signed with the Canucks, Mathieu Schneider is ready to make his debut for the Canucks. The Canucks, however, aren't ready for him...
Before the season started, Schneider was placed on the offseason long-term injury list. The Canucks did it for two reasons. They needed his shoulder to heal fully from offseason rotator cuff surgery and they needed relief from salary cap pressure.
Being on the list, means a player has to be out for 24 days, leaving Schneider waiting for Vancouver's Oct. 25 game against Edmonton, even though he's saying he's healthy now.
Good to see some relief is on the way. Let's just hope he's ready for a larger role on defense until the rest of the glass crew returns.