Torres rejoins Canucks lineup

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:27 PM ET

VANCOUVER - As if the Vancouver Canucks weren’t big enough or rambunctious enough already, now they’ve got another wrecking ball at their disposal.

Raffi Torres has completed his four-game suspension and if he’s done serving the unpleasant sentence that comes with food poisoning, he’ll be ready for duty in Game 3.

He didn’t practice on Friday and the Canucks didn’t skate on Saturday, so his status will be determined Sunday morning.

“It’ll be nice to get him back,” said fellow board banger Tanner Glass. “It’s going to be like his Game 1 so he’s going to come out with the same type of fire that our physical guys had in our Game 1. It’ll be a good boost for our club.”

Torres, who can make an impact without ever making the score sheet, sat out the first two games after putting an elbow into the mush of Jordan Eberle when the Oilers rookie was reaching for a loose puck in the 80th game of the season.

It was tough watching Vancouver start the playoffs without him.

“Especially if you know Raffi,” said Glass. “He wears his heart on his sleeve, plays with passion. He hated this, I know that.”

Alex Edler, four games back after missing 10 weeks to back surgery, has been a physical monster, pounding anything and everything with a headdress on its chest.

So much for a tentative comeback.

“Back feels good so far,” said the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder. “We talked about wanting to be physical when we can, whenever you can get a hit, you try to do it.”


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