it doesn't seem like he'll play. Hollweg will play instead, if he's a no-go. He says he feels something loose in there. That's not a good thing, but I believe the MRIs haven't revealed any structural damages. He should rest a couple games and get that thing to full strength. Everybody needing a rest should've been resting so this team would be healthy and peaking going into the...playoffs.
I know hockey players are supposed to be tough guys and play through injuries, but sometimes it's just better to sit a few games and get back to 100% rather than keep going out there and making things worse.
when you miss 6-8 weeks due to a knee injury, and it once again feels unstable, you risk a greater injury - like an injury to the ACL, which will put him out at this point until about November, and at his age, who knows how he'd heal. And it's not pain he's experiencing - it's an unstable knee and I think he's just a bit worried (heck, I went 15 years with a torn ACL and meniscus with minimal pain - the bone rubbing sometimes gets to you). This team needs Rucinsky for the final push and into the playoffs. A couple games off to ensure that happens won't hurt his team, it will actually help it.