Alexander Frolov, New York Rangers LW, Will Miss Rest of Season With Torn ACL

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2011

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15:  Alexander Frolov #31of the New York Rangers looks on during warm ups before play against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on November 15, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Alexander Frolov, the left wing for the New York Rangers, will reportedly miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, according to Steve Zipay on Twitter.

Frolov is a fine player who was under a one-year contract with the New York Rangers in hopes of securing a long-term deal.

Unfortunately, that is looking unlikely at this point.

It is doubtful that anybody will provide Frolov with a long-term contract following knee surgery. Frolov also tore the MCL in the same knee.

Frolov was enjoying a very good career with the Los Angeles Kings prior to joining the New York Rangers this season.

From the 2002-2003 season to the 2009-2010 season with the Los Angeles Kings, Frolov totaled 168 goals and 213 assists for 381 points and plus-23 in 536 games played.

In 43 games played for the New York Rangers this season, Frolov scored seven goals and dished out nine assists, totaling 16 points and staying plus-4.

Frolov will most likely need extensive rehab to come back stronger than ever. He will once again search for another one-year deal with a team in hopes of once again trying to secure a long-term contract.

This is a really unfortunate situation for Frolov and the New York Rangers, who are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers have received subpar performances from their left wings and will look for Sean Avery, Ruslan Fedotenko or Brandon Prust (shoulder) to really step his game up now that there is more playing time to go around.