4-6 weeks to go tomorrow. I don't think he'll be back before an eventual SCF.
Who knows.... Could "only" be 3 weeks after the playoffs start till he´s back.
If the Rangers are down a couple games when he returns he might just be the man to send out on the ice, especially the PP.
Mats Zuccarello is not yet fine after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured left wrist he suffered blocking a shot by the Sabres’ Jordan Leopold on March 23. But he was in the Rangers’ dressing room today and said he just had the stitches out. Zuccarello still has his arm in a sling and a cast, though he frequently takes the sling off in order to facilitate the blood movement through his arm.
Zuccarello is able to do some conditioning work that does not involve skating or using his arms and while he said there’s no timetable for his recovery, he’s still hoping to play hockey this season.
“Of course, it would be nice to be able to play a little bit longer,” Zuccarello said. “I think I’m going to play. I think the season is going to go far and, hopefully, I’ll be back soon.”
obviously we all have bigger things to worry about with the playoffs, but zucc is suppose to be back 2nd round (if im not mistaken.) so what are we going to do with him after this season? i originally thought we would trade him at the draft but he looked so good in those few games we gave him before he broke his wrist so i kinda want him in our lineup. anyway will he stay or will he go whether it be by trade or him just leaving?
He'll probably get half a season give or take to leave a serious impression. He seemed to inject a little life in to the team while he was here, but who knows if that would have been sustained or what have you. If he doesn't, he'll be right back in Europe. I couldn't see too many other NHL clubs showing a ton of interest in him considering his cap hit is 1.75mil. Then again I don't really know how cap hits work/can change, I'm sure someone would at least give him a look.
I couldn't see too many other NHL clubs showing a ton of interest in him considering his cap hit is 1.75mil. Then again I don't really know how cap hits work/can change, I'm sure someone would at least give him a look.
It would only take 945K to qualify him. I'm confident there are clubs in the NHL who'd take him at that cost, considering how he looked when he came back from the American League.