According to Steve Zipay at Newsday, Sean Avery will undergo arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left wrist tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. He will probably be out any where from 2-4 weeks...
Just when the Rangers seemed healthy, Sean Avery is going under the knife.
Avery---already sidelined once this season with a shoulder separation----will not only miss the Islanders game, but several more after arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left wrist tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
Avery---who reinjured the wrist against Tampa when hit by a shot--- practiced without shooting today, but was waiting for results of a CAT scan on the wrist, which has bothered him since the start of the season.
He said afterward that the decision had been made and didn't know how long he would be sidelined. Avery said he had been playing with a fracture, and was worsened during a fight five games after he returned---we're thinking with Darcy Tucker in Toronto.
"Hopefully, it'll only be a week or two," he said. "But I don't live in a reality world."
With Ryan Callahan back and on a third line, Marcel Hossa could play left wing with Scott Gomez and Brendan Shanahan tomorrow, and coach Tom Renney did not rule out a callup from Hartford.
The Rangers were 17-6-6 with Avery last season; this year, the Rangers are 9-4-1 with him and 4-5-1 without him.
...just like Zipay said, just when it seemed like the Rangers were finally healthy. Man we are running into some bad luck this year.
...I think we all knew Avery is a pretty tough guy, but to be playing with this injury for the last few weeks takes it to another level. His actions show you why hockey players are the toughest athletes in professional sports.
...the Rangers better call up Dawes immediately. They are a much better team with Dawes in the lineup than with Hollweg or Hossa.