News on Ozo...and it's not good for Rangers
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01-09-2007, 07:22 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
This situation has been festering ever since Ozolinsh was placed on waivers
No, the Rangers are not simply rolling over and accepting the disgraceful claim of Sandis Ozolinsh and his agent, Paul Theofanous, that left knee discomfort is preventing the 34-year-old defenseman from accepting his waiver assignment to the AHL Wolf Pack.
The Post has learned that the front office is dispatching Ozolinsh to Colorado to undergo a full examination and evaluation by Dr. William G. Clancy Jr., the orthopedist who performed the reconstructive surgery on the defenseman following last season.
Depending upon the results of the exam, the Rangers will consider filing a grievance or suspending the $2.75M
Ozolinsh, who is believed to have first complained about his knee when management insisted he report to Hartford more than a week after he cleared waivers on Dec. 19
Ozolinsh has to report to Hartford or the Rangers have to suspend him and he doesn't get paid.Ozolinsh comes up with his BS story about the knee preventing him from playing in order to get paid and not report to Hartford
Theofanous also represents Michael Nylander and Thomas Pock.Does the agent really want to piss off the Rangers?Ozolinsh could have reported to Hartford and then claimed his knee was bothering him but the Ozolinsh camp didn't pursue that option
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