The silver lining is that Bergevin will most likely be looking for an emelin replacement for those fist few games. Then when Emelin is healthy, they'll have the replacement physical defensman, emelin, tinordi and subban who can play the physical game in the corners and clear the net for Price.
Wow....he's having his MCL and ACl repaired. I was afraid of this when looking at the video right after the injury occurred. He likely had the "unhappy triad"....ACL tear, MCL tear, and likely medial meniscal tear.....worst knee injury to get. I hope he takes all the time needed to heal up before returning because this can be career ending if it doesn't heal 100%.
so he will miss 6 month for rehab and walk normally (then need another 3 month to renew skating abilities and maybe another 2 to be full shape IMHO). It's worst than Markov ... ouch ... we already be missing Gionta than this ... MB will have to make some call !