Yesterday Sami Salo injured his wrist on an innocent looking play. Today it was confirmed by an MRI that he has a hairline fracture in his left wrist and is out indefinitly. Salo was injured during the intra-squad game along with Roberto Luongo and Trevor Linden. Luongo and Linden's injuries were minor in nature.
Who now will step up and fill the void left by Salo? Edler or Bourdon?
Alexander Edler played 22 games last year with the Canucks putting up (1-2-3). He also filled in for Kevin Bieksa and played 3 playoff games without scoring. Edler came into this years camp weighing in a 30lbs heavier than last year(190lbs). He has a lot of offensive upside and a very large frame standing in at 6'3.
Luc Bourdon played 9 games at the start of the regular season last year before being sent back to his junior team. Bourdon than went on to win another gold medal at the World Junior Championships. His development hasn't been great over the past couple of years, but if given the chance he will become a number 1 or 2 defenceman.