Marian Gaborik and Chris Drury to Be Placed On IR; Prospal Out, Avery Suspended?

Nick PerriAnalyst IOctober 15, 2010

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2010 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Red Wings 5-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Marian Gaborik

New York Rangers top forward Marian Gaborik took a hard hit from Maple Leafs forward Colby Armstrong. Gaborik left the game with a shoulder problem, and will not return to the game, according to TSN.

Not good news for the Rangers at all. If he is gone long term, the season is over for the Rangers and the season is three games in. I hope to have an update on him very soon.

UPDATE: He will be out two-to-three weeks with a separated shoulder according to John Tortorella. Still not good news.


Chris Drury

Drury, who just returned from a finger injury, was run over by teammate Michael Rozsival, re-injuring the finger. He has left the game, and a return is not likely (according to TSN).

Can this season get any better? Hope to have an update on him also.

UPDATE: Drury has broken another finger, according to Darren Dreger of TSN, but no news on which finger it was. He will be out for six weeks, according to Tortorella.


Sean Avery

The New York Rangers' agitator took a horrific third period penalty not too long ago, after slashing Toronto's defenseman Mike Komisarek in the back of the leg. Expect a suspension for Avery come tomorrow morning.


Vinny Prospal

The veteran forward will be checked out tomorrow, and may need season-ending surgery. We will know tomorrow.


Erik Christensen

John Tortorella believes Erik Christensen should be back for Monday night's game. These next few weeks should be full of call-ups; Mats Zuccarello anyone?


Small Game Recap

The Rangers had an excellent first period, but as soon as Gaborik left to the locker room things went downhill. The Rangers' second period was horrible, with a complete defensive breakdown. The Rangers came back in the third period, down 3-1, and went hard after Colby Armstrong and knocked him to the ice multiple times. Brian Boyle scored two big goals, and the game went to overtime.

The Rangers were forced to play four-on-three after a penalty to Marc Staal, and the penalty kill did not last long. Maple Leafs star forward Phil Kessel scored the game winner and the Rangers go into Monday's game against the Avalanche with a 1-1-1 record.