The Vancouver Canucks have sent centre Jordan Schroeder home from the team’s road trip to get examined by doctors.
“He aggravated his ankle on what looked like a nothing play last night,” said Canucks head coach John Tortorella. “We’re sending him home to get evaluated.”
Schroeder left in the second period in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins after he fell awkwardly at the side of the Canucks goal.
He missed most of the preseason and the first six games of the regular season with a hairline fracture in his left foot stemming from a blocked shot on September 21.
Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reports Schroeder was spotted on crutches on Sunday morning, so it appears he will be out for a while.
The Canucks have called up centre Jeremy Welsh from the Utica Comets to replace Schroeder in the lineup. He will make his Canucks debut Sunday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Torts on Welsh: “Don’t know much about him. He’s a big body who I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do.” — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) October 20, 2013