Sauer sustained a concussion last week after hitting his head on the dasher from a hit by the Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf.
...and the hits keep on coming. Despite another key injury, I think the Rangers have the depth on defense to ultimately overcome them.
Thats not good, not good at all. I hope Phaneuf gets drilled by Avery or Prust next time they are in town. Originally, Sauer's hit didn't look that bad, but it was probably a very serious concussion. I wouldn't expect him back until late January at the earliest. Losing Sauer hurts this team big time, hopefully Staal will be back by early 2012, giving the team a Staal-Girardi, McDonagh-Eminger, Erixon-Stralman. I wonder if the emergence of Girardi an McDonagh has made one of the mentioned defensemen open for a trade? Especiall with McIlrath lurking...