Wellwood latest Canuck injured
Centre Kyle Wellwood became the latest Canucks player injured when he broke his big toe late in Saturday's 3-1 victory over visiting Toronto.
Wellwood, who has struggled with one assist in 10 games, said he broke the toe on his right foot blocking a Mike Komisarek slapshot in the third period but was still able to finish the game.
"Once I took my skate off, it started swelling," Wellwood said Sunday. "It's just a matter of when they can fit it into a skate and put more pressure on it, so right now I am just day to day."
That timeline is welcome news for a team missing six regulars.
Vancouver will get veteran defenceman Mathieu Schneider back for Sunday night's game against Edmonton after starting the season on the long-term injury list following summer shoulder surgery.
Pavol Demitra struggled to recover from similar surgery, required another operation last week, and is expected to be out until at least January.
The Canucks are also without top goal scorer Daniel Sedin (broken foot) and top all-around defenceman Sami Salo (knee sprain) for at least another two weeks. Speedy winger Jannik Hansen also still has a cast on his broken hand, but Rick Rypien (groin) could return this week.