Report: Canucks’ Schroeder (ankle) needs surgery, out nine weeks


The prognosis for Jordan Schroeder’s broken ankle doesn’t sound good.

On Monday, News 1130 in Vancouver reported that Schroeder will require surgery to have screws inserted, a procedure and recovery period that could last up to nine weeks.

Schroeder, 23, has had miserable luck this season. He fractured the same foot while blocking a shot in the preseason, forcing him to miss the first six games of the season.

His return lasted all of three contests before he re-broke the foot, blocking a shot against Pittsburgh on Oct. 19.

Vancouver’s first-round pick (22nd overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Schroeder has struggled making an impact at the NHL level, though did show signs during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. The former University of Minnesota standout had three goals and nine points in 31 games, averaging nearly 14 minutes per night.