Friday, November 4, 2011
Avery To Start Montreal With Wolski Out (Groin); Rupp Knee Surgery Looming
The moment many have been waiting for has arrived as Andrew Gross is reporting that Sean Avery will be in the lineup tomorrow against Montreal. Wolski is having an MRI on the groin and the results will be out tomorrow. The New York Rangers will be without Wojtek Wolski who is out once again with a groin injury. Should there be anything serious then he would likely be placed on IR and someone like Mats Zuccarello should get the call.
No word on where Avery will play, but look for him to play on the fourth line with Christensen and Deveaux or with Boyle and Prust depending on who coach John Tortorella uses to fill Wolski’s spot. Avery being reunited with Boyle and Prust would give him more ice time and a line he has worked well on in the past.
In other injury news, Mike Rupp is going to have arthroscopic knee surgery next week where they will determine how long he is going to be on the shelf. This is what Rupp was hoping to avoid, but better to get in there and fix the issue instead of going off and on trying to play through it.