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Rupp, Wolski To IR

Following up with the news that winger Mike Rupp will have knee surgery, the enforcer has been placed on long term injured reserve. Also placed on LTIR was Wojtek Wolski, who re-injured his groin Thursday against the Ducks, after sitting out a good portion of the Western Canada road trip with the same injury. Groin injuries are tricky, so his timetable for a return is likely up in the air as well.

With both players on IR –and Marc Staal, the Rangers have some additional cap space to work with when trying to fill holes. We highlighted how Staal’s trip to LTIR made it possible for Sean Avery’s return earlier, but now with additional cap space the Rangers may be able to find some room for someone like Mats Zuccarello or another player with a higher cap hit.

Of course, the Rangers current replacements (ie: Andre Deveaux) have been playing very well as an injury replacement, and the Rangers might not need another replacement yet. If a top-nine forward goes down, then you might see a Zuccarello or a Carl Hagelin be called up.

One Response to “Rupp, Wolski To IR”

  1. Leatherneckinlv says:

    Honestly fellas…we should be proud of this team for what they had to endure from the beginning of the season. This team overcame adversity and still without all the pieces clicking we are way over 500 as a club. That’s a very good sign.

    Another important element to this season is watching how Anisimov, Stepan and Del Zotto mature as part of our core. After last nights win if those 3 can contribute as they did last night, then we are truly on our way to a successful season.

    Boyle, Prust and Dubinsky will heat up, they are on the verge and once they start scoring on a regular basis this team will be a very dangerous team to play. Now let’s make MSG a place to fear when teams come to play us and finally the powerplay needs to be tweaked so that it can become a weapon in our arsenal.

    Has anyone followed our defensive stats? Anyone else notice we are in the top ten and really not that far behind first over all? It’s a beautiful day so let us see the good and the positive and throw that out on to the universe. Let’s Go Rangers