I know there are hockey gods. Is there a subcommittee of skate gods too? If there is, then what did Kevin Bieksa do to piss them off?
It’s the Canuck luck we’ve come to expect during Vancouver’s futile 40-year quest for a Stanley Cup. On the day the National Hockey League team waived Mathieu Schneider, defenceman Kevin Bieksa suffered a serious skate cut.
Bieksa was hurt in the second period Tuesday night as he threw a heavy check along the sideboards on Phoenix Coyote Petr Prucha, whose skate tore into the Canuck’s left leg, just above the ankle.
According to coach Alain Vigneault, the injury will be assessed more today. More to follow.