Can Gaborik Remain Healthy?

Butch ReffertContributor IOctober 17, 2009

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 2:  Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 2, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Can Gaborik Remain Healthy?

Marian Gaborik was a wild card coming into this season for fantasy owners. The Rangers have a rich history of signing high profile free agents who don’t produce on the ice.



So far, Gaborik is answering the bell for Ranger fans and fantasy owners. We are only seven games into the season, but there is reason to be excited about Gaborik’s play.



Here are the numbers: 7 games, 4 goals, 6 assists, +/- 7


Gaborik’s health seems to be the obstacle he’ll face. There isn’t much in his past that suggests he will in 76 plus games in a season. Since the 2003 – 2004 season, Gaborik has only once suited up for more than 65 games in a season.



The season, in which he did play in 77 games, he also earned a career high in goals (42), assists (41), and points (83).