X-Rays negative on Girardi, fans can exhale (kinda)February 24, 2013, by
First things first, apologies for not having a goal breakdown for you guys. Last night was one of those rare nights where none of the five of us were available to write it. Then again, an angry drunk recap is probably not the best thing for the Rangers fan base right now.
For those of you unaware, Girardi took a rocket of a slap shot last night from P.K. Subban off his right ankle in the closing minutes of the game. He was unable to leave the ice under his own power. With that said, we were able to get some good news. According to Bob McKenzie, X-Rays on Girardi are negative. Whether or not he’ll miss any time is still up in the air, but for now we’ve all dodged a bullet.
Ryan McDonagh was nailed face-first into the boards by Max Pacioretty during the second period last night. He did not return to the game. Pacioretty’s feet left the ice on the hit and a 2 min boarding call was made, which of course the Rangers couldn’t capitalize on. Pacioretty is expected to meet with Shanaban today. Max was clearly retaliating for a hit McD put on him earlier in the game. Anything less than 2-3 games would be a crime.
There’s no word on whether McDonagh has sustained a concussion, but I would be surprised if he didn’t. Tortorella wisely gave the boys off today, so we may not hear anything until tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted as updates come in.
Here’s a clip from Torts’ presser. Yea, he’s not happy.
Hold fast Rangers fans, hold fast.