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Injury Update: Josh Jooris out indefinitely with a separated shoulder

Bobby Bevilacqua

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UPDATE: The Rangers have placed Dylan McIlrath on waivers. I’m not sure why because they didn’t need the cap space, but hopefully he doesn’t get claimed. The only thing I can think of is moving a bit of money for a trade, but other than that I’m not too sure.

Last night during the Rangers’ 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins, Josh Jooris left the game in the first period following a hit on Torey Krug. He did not return to the game.

Following the game, AV announced to reporters that Jooris had suffered a separated shoulder and is out “indefinitely.”

Jooris had scored one goal in five games but his impact has been felt in other ways as well. Jooris was a good defensive fourth liner, had been effective at suppressing shots and played his role well. With Lindberg back, the Rangers have another player like him to step in if needed but their depth will be impacted.

If there’s such a thing as “good timing” for injuries, the Rangers have had it to start this season. There’s been no need to send people to the AHL or make roster moves because the team has been using IR whenever someone gets injured. As Jooris goes to the IR, Buchnevich will come off and will likely play on Friday.

The injury also means that the Rangers won’t have to make a tough decision with the roster just yet. They’ve been able to carry eight defensemen and 14 forwards because someone has always been on IR. Someone would have been dropped with Buchnevich coming back, and it was either Jooris or McIlrath. That decision doesn’t have to be made just yet.

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Posted on October 27, 2016, in Rangers Updates and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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