Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rupp's Knee Becoming Increasing Concern For Rangers

The New York Rangers signed forward Mike Rupp this summer hoping to add some grit, a little offense down the roster and someone to take a little of the fighting burden off Brandon Prust.  Rupp has been unable to get much going early in the season dealing with a “cranky” knee that has caused him to miss the last two games and the concern over that knee is only growing by the day to the point where surgery appears to now be in the discussion even if coach John Tortorella won't publicly acknowledge that piece. 

Rupp is said to be seeking another opinion, likely to avoid going under the knife, but having surgery might be best option.  By getting the problem fixed now he can focus on recovery and coming back later in the season at 100% instead of continuing to try and rest and play with it and having it nag him all season.