they must assume that prospal is going to be back after the game on thursday and dont want to waste the cap space by keeping weise up
Nope, the same entry on Ranger Rants mentions that, if things keep going well, Prospal will be back in the lineup the middle of next month.
It was also mentioned (by Andrew Gross) when Weise came up to play that Prust had a bad shoulder and it was too sore to for him to fight-- Weise was brought up for a little extra toughness. Hartford plays tomorrow and the Rangers can bring him back after that, if they want.
Not suprised actually, he's a big guy so either his back injuries wrtr going to flare up again or was going to get the common enforcer injury (head damage, shoulder, and hand). Hope he has a speedy recovery and gets back on the ice.
Prospal is supposed to be back at the end of december.
Which means anywhere from vs islanders and up....A good return would be against the debbies
Not according to the latest news--mid-January is the estimate as per Tortorella:
"Of note from today’s practice was Prospal (right knee) getting through a full practice with his teammates for the first time. He’s gone through optionals before and has also been skating regularly on his own. He wore an orange, non-contact jersey but his skating seemed much stronger than just about a week ago. Still no timetable for his return on Prospal’s end - Tortorella estimated mid-January - but both Prospal and Tortorella called this a “next step” in Prospal’s eventual return."