“I have a broken bone in my left hand. I’m very upset,” Nikolai told a Gazeta.ru correspondent. “I very much wanted to finish the championship. Now I’ll support the guys.”
BTB adds that Zherdev sustained the injury in his first game of the tournament, last Saturday’s qualification round match-up against the USA. Despite the injury Zherdev played two more games for his country, earning a single assist and finishing a +2.
...wonder if the injury will have any bearing on the Rangers decision making this off-season?
...you'd think a guy who's a free agent might think twice about pushing through an injury at the Worlds.
...hat tip to NYR Blogger for the heads-up.
For more on what should be a very busy off-season for the Rangers go to newyorkrangers.com.