The Vancouver Canucks have suffered a major setback on their blueline, as Alexander Edler will require surgery on Monday for a broken hand and the team now expects him to be out of the lineup for 4-to-6 weeks.
Edler suffered the injury in Colorado, blocking a shot up high, having to leave the game and not return. This would be considered a worst-case scenario for the team.
The veteran defender has not exactly been an offensive catalyst for the Canucks this season, having only 1 goal and 3 points in 21 games this year, which only has him ranked 525th in pool scoring. That's not where you'd want to have a player on your pool team.
Fortunately for Jeremy, he will get the chance to drop the now-injured and under-performing defenseman at some point this week. Jeremy has the 9th pick in the opening round and then the 34th pick overall in the second round in the Waiver Draft, which has already gotten started.
Our reigning champ is already 25 points out of the money, but a home run in the Waiver Draft can go a long ways, as we still have lots of hockey to play, but those homers are few and far between.