First, on Oct. 29, 2009 against the Los Angeles Kings on a faceoff and then again on Jan. 13, 2010 against the Minnesota Wild in a fight with John Scott. He then had surgery on that shoulder and was sidelined for the rest of the season.
Rome played 2:37 before he suffered a sprained MCL.
The injuries come at an opportune time for Mike Gillis and the Vancouver Canucks as defenceman Sami Salo is inching towards a return.
Salo has been participating in full practices since Dec. 30 and we could see his return before the All-Star break (Jan. 27-31 for the Canucks).
According to CapGeek.com, the Canucks need to clear $1,835,833 to activate Sami Salo from long-term injured reserve.
If placed on long-term injured reserve, Rome ($750,000) and Bolduc ($500,000) will clear a total of $1,250,000 in cap space.
The Canucks could then waive Andrew Alberts and send him the minors to clear the required remaining $585,833 in cap space.
So much for trading Mikael Samuelsson and Raffi Torres, as it was suggested by Iain MacIntyre two days ago.