You are CRAZY. You expect to replace our top scorer with a guy who can't manage to center out 4th line? Crazy. Very Crazy. Also, any player having a possible career ending injury is always bad news. There is no silver lining. You are severely Crazy.
Terrible news for Lang. Achilles injuries are usually tough to recover from in terms of the length of time it takes.
If I remember correctly, Teemu Selanne had an achilles severed early in his career when a skate blade went down inside his skate boot along the boards. There was some talk at the time about players wearing their socks on the outside of the skate boot instead of tucking them in.
Unless he wants to call it career, he'll be signed next season by some team.. he was our most consistent forward all season.
IS HE ALSO OUT FOR PLAYOFFS?
We still don't know how serious the injury is, but he's probably out for the year. Young players often have problems after coming back from a severed achilles tendon. Imagine how hard it is for a 38 years old veteran now. Not only will he be coming back from an injury that might slow him down permanently (and he never was a speed demon to begin with), but he'll also be out of shape and it's a lot harder to come back in playing shape at his age. Time will tell, but he'll probably face a lot of adversity to come back to the game.