Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Dylan McIlrath had a MRI on the injured knee that forced him out of Saturday night's Hartford Wolfpack game.
Brooks confirms that the injury is to the same knee McIlrath had surgery on last season to repair a dislocated knee cap.
...hoping that this is just for precautionary reasons, but you never like to hear that an MRI is being done.
...while the Rangers put forth an outstanding defensive effort last night, they are still in desperate need of toughness on the blueline.
Well he seems chipper! WIll be evaluated next week.
He should have been sent down. He needs to learn the game more and improve by playing big minutes, not play less than 10 minutes a night and fight the other team's super heavyweight. I know the Rangers really can use his basic skillset but he overall game needs some more seasoning. That he got hurt is unfortunate, but it was not a result of a bad decision.
@TheNYRBlog they give out MRI appointments to athletes like candy to kids on Halloween. Won't worry till I see the results.
Don't understand sending him down. He's a 2010 first-round pick. Time to find out what he can do -- and lord knows we need someone who can drop mitts and is over 5'7".
Would be great to hook McIlrath up with the same power skating teacher Boyle went to when he first got to the Rangers. Boyle has become a very good skater, borderline even a tad bit fast. I think skating ability is absolutely the biggest negative I saw from his time up with the Rangers. He had trouble keeping players from getting wide on him.