Forget for a moment the 3-1 defeat in Calgary on Saturday night for the New York Rangers. That well-played game wasn’t nearly as costly as what happened to Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky in the contest.
Both centers sustained injuries that may well keep them out of the lineup for some time. Drury was injured just 49 seconds into the game after being blindsided by Curtis Glencross. Drury was assisted off the ice and did not return. After the game, coach John Tortorella said Drury suffered a concussion.
Dubinsky was injured early in the second period after dropping to block a Dion Phaneuf slap shot that appeared to strike him in the right hand or wrist. To his credit, Dubinsky, in obvious pain, remained on the ice until the Rangers cleared the puck. He also left the game.
“I’m not sure what it is or where the puck hit him,” Tortorella said of Dubinsky. “I’m sure it’s going to be a little bit, a little while here (that he will be out).”
The good news for the Rangers is they don’t have another game until Nov. 12.