Michal Rozsival will miss 7-10 days with a shoulder strain that the team, at this point, does not believe will require surgery.
“He’s been playing through a really bad shoulder,” Tortorella said. “He’s been playing through this for quite a while and it’s gotten to the point now where he just can’t handle it and he’s worried about hurting the club so he’s out a week to 10 days.
People boo him, people moan about him not shooting the puck. He’s had problems shooting the puck because of this shoulder and he’s stuck it out. He’s always stuck it out and played through some injuries. But now it’s just gotten so bad he needs to strengthen it.”
Tough loss Rozsival plays a lot of minutes. Good news is its only 10 days and hopefully not a long term issue. I thought Eminger has played pretty well lately. But pairing him with Del Zotto might not be a good idea. Personally I would call Valentenko up instead of playing Gilroy.
Gilroy's been as good as he's ever been , whatever that's worth. I take my hat off to the guy for exceeding expectations on the left side.
Originally Posted by KotsyJr
So.... how long can Staal and Girardi play per night?
Yah, the real problem isn't replacing Rozsvial as much as it is replacing Rozsival's ice time. There just aren't any other players in the organization qualified to play 25+ minutes per night and Staal, Girardi and DZ can't possibly be expected to play MORE minutes than they already are.
The only way forward IMO is to promote someone and roll 7 d-men.
We have 6 games in the next 10 days, so bad time to get an injury.
Ouch.. it figures they have 6 games in 10 days... Oh well.. Maybe he can recover quicker than the 10 days.
Rozy will be missed. He is a solid top #4 NHL defenseman who can log a lot of ice time. The Rangers have been very fortunate not to have many injuries the past 5 years or so... This year.. well, not so fortunate so far.. Most every team goes through injuries.. Time for others to step up again!
At least this injury is not like 3-6 months that quite a few teams in the NHL are dealing with injuries.