Dec 29, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts (41) against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Vancouver Canucks won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks' Andrew Alberts "Feeling Better" About Concussion


Vancouver Canucks defenceman Andrew Alberts is “feeling better” about his concussion, but he isn’t close to returning to practice, according to News 1130 Sports.

Alberts suffered a concussion on a hit from Calgary Flames winger Brian McGrattan back on December 29. He hasn’t played or practiced since.

McGrattan was assessed a major for elbowing and a game misconduct on the play. He did not receive supplemental discipline as it was possibly deemed by the NHL to be a shoulder-to-shoulder hit.

The Canucks defence has gone through a plethora of injuries this season and injuries to Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev, and Yannick Weber forced them to acquire Raphael Diaz from the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month.

Hamhuis and Weber have since recovered from their injuries and are playing in the Olympics. Bieksa and Tanev are still day-to-day with a bruised foot and broken thumb respectively.

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