Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Non-Ranger Injury News: Colby Armstrong out 4-6 Weeks

Yes, as the title indicates this is non Ranger news and I only mention it at all because of all the fan calls for Armstrong to be dealt with to get some sort of retaliation for Armstrong knocking Gaborik out of the lineup. Reports this morning are indicating that Armstrong, who left last night's game vs Florida in the first period, has injured his hand and will require surgery forcing him to miss the next 4-6 weeks.  Obviously this would mean he will not be in the lineup this Saturday when the Rangers play the Leafs for the 3rd time on the short season.  Some might say it is a form of karma from the Hockey G-d's if you believe in that sort of thing.  Personally as I said before we played Toronto last week, get revenge where it counts on the scoreboard/in the standings first and if you get a chance to send a message without hurting the club go for it.  I have never will never call for someone to try and injure someone because I don't believe that should be part of the game, but injuries themselves are and this one will hurt Toronto.

In the meantime if you missed the update on Gaborik yesterday he is working out without a sling, hoping to skate by early next week.