And the injuries continue to pile up for the New York Rangers at the Olympics as reports from Norway (H/T reader Eivind F.) state that Mats Zuccarello injured his right hand blocking a shot in Norway's 3-1 loss to Austria yesterday.
Zuccarello was able to finish the game, however, he did sit out today's practice as the hand, which is not fractured, is bruised and swollen. He apparently also had trouble gripping his stick.
Zuccarello is questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Russia.
...another close call for the Rangers who are absolutely dodging injury bullets in Sochi.
...i said the other day how much I love the NHL players in the Olympics, but all these near misses for the Rangers has me re-thinking that statement.
According to the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James, Lundqvist skated over to the boards and watched the rest of practice, declining to speak with reporters after it.
A team doctor says Lundqvist is "fine."
Zucc is not going to play against Russia. Here's a badly translated article about it. http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=no&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tv2.no%2F2014%2F02%2F18%2Fsport%2Fsotsji%2Fol%2Fvintersport%2F5334610
Kevin you said, "i said the other day how much I love
the NHL players in the Olympics, but all these near misses for the
Rangers has me re-thinking that statement"
About time you wake up!!!
This is why NHL has to stop sending its players to the Olympics. If any Ranger gets seriously injured we are screwed. The whole team is playing in unison and can not afford to lose anyone.
I wonder if Karlsson is trying to commit sabatoge for the senators to get a leg up when they get back to the NHL. Conspiracy theory lol
zucc will be back in the states by thursday at the latest. no way norway gets through qualifying. he'll have time to rest.
Maybe you should use a pic of Zucc - pretty sure he's number 36 in you program and number one in your hearts!
I love how we are suppose to believe a one word "fine" statement from a doctor that has no long term stake in Hank. the Swedish staff only cares about the next week. I'm sure "use them and abuse them" is the underlying theme on these Olympic staffs.
get these guys out of there safely and back into games that matter.
@TheNYRBlog sweet!!! So that's Zukk, Hags and Lundqvist !! Well at least Stepan won't hurt himself riding that pine
@lennynyr LOL! I'm still not ready to change my mind just yet, but these injury scares aren't helping..
@JMK8363 That's an old skool pic from the 2010 Olympics.
@Erakovic27 @TheNYRBlog I wouldn't mind if Step got injured actually