Carp has these quotes from Torts on Prospal...
“We’re going to keep (Prospal) off the ice for a couple of weeks, rest him, try to get him back on the ice after that and see how it reacts."
On whether there’s structual damage that might need surgery?
“No, not right now. It’s a situation where we want to approach it conservatively, and it’s not so much a lot of pain, it’s just some swelling that goes on with it. … We didn’t even go there (surgery). So he’s frustrated. He wants to play. But this will be the best thing. It’s been a lot of skating, so he’s going to continue to work out, keep his strength up, but as far as skating we’re going to leave it alone and see how that reacts.”
Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report notes that Vinny Prospal will be shut down for a couple of weeks to rest his right knee, which continues to swell when he skates.
Carp adds that after exams today, team doctors met with Prospal and John Tortorella following tonight’s game, and the decision was to keep him off skates for a couple of weeks, then see how the knee reacts when he skates.
...this was the reason I was against the Rangers re-signing Prospal. Older player coming off knee surgery. Never a good mix.
Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog reports that Torts still believes Chris Drury will end up on the IR.
...if Drury and Prospal end up starting the preseason on the IR the Rangers won't have to cut any forwards. Which would just delay the inevitable for White and possibly Kennedy.