VANCOUVER - The team’s advertising slogan tells us that We Are All Canucks.
Well, Andrew Alberts is a Canuck, but acknowledges that at times during this highly frustrating season, he hasn’t always felt like one.
It’s not that his teammates or coaches have treated him badly. It’s just that it’s hard when you almost never get to play.
“Yeah, the guys try to do a good job of trying to include you in everything,” Alberts said Thursday. “But obviously it’s different. Game days, you aren’t around the guys as much and you are in the gym a lot more, but it’s just part of the business. You take it day by day, come in with a good attitude and work hard and hope you get back in.”
Friday night, Alberts finally gets his chance. With fellow defenceman Alex Edler out indefinitely with a knee injury, Alberts will return to the lineup when the Canucks meet the Phoenix Coyotes at Rogers Arena.