NHL Lockout Canadian Corner – October 13, 2012.

The Vancouver Canucks come clean on the injury status of Alex Edler and Jason Garrison, Oilers prospect Justin Schultz shines in AHL debut, and Canadiens forward Colby Armstrong wins a steak dinner from a Montreal Gazette reporter.


Edler sidelined by back injury.

VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks have finally confirmed the injury status of defensemen Alex Edler and Jason Garrison, reporting Edler has a slightly bulging disc in his back and Garrison has a groin injury. Both players remain on the club’s payroll during the lockout until such time as they’re cleared to play.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers prospect defenseman Justin Schultz had an impressive debut with their AHL club, chalking up an assist as the Oklahoma City Barons fell 2-1 to the Lake Eric Monsters. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle also played for the Barons but were held scoreless.

 MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Colby Armstrong earned a steak dinner from Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs after taking up the latter’s challenge to tweet between shifts in Thursday’s Tournée des joueurs charity game at Quebec’s Le Colisée Pepsi.