Apr 20, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Injury Update: Sidney Crosby's Return, Cory Schneider Undisclosed Injury

March 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sidney Crosby is seeking medical clearance today or Friday for an imminent return. He will not be playing in the game tonight as on top of an examination to be cleared he also has extensive dental work to still be done. The prospective return date at the moment is the Pittsburgh Penguins first game of the playoffs. When Crosby does return he will still need to wear the jaw protector as a hit to the jaw could cause a major set back to his recovery.

The Vancouver Canucks are probably very thankful that they didn’t trade Roberto Luongo right now as Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Now it was initially thought that Schneider was actually healthy and the Canucks just wanted to rest him before the playoffs but coach Alain Vigneault was quick to shoot that down when he spoke to the media:

“If he was healthy, he’d be practising. He’s got an injury that, obviously, at this time, we’re not willing to disclose.”

This whole undisclosed thing has me really curious. Is it an embarrassing injury? Is it more severe than day-to-day? Is it Luongo’s doing? So many questions. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment box below, on facebook, on twitter (@kcapp22 or @TMMotS), or by email ([email protected]).

 

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