In the New York Rangers 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night, Rangers center Josh Jooris left the game early in the first period with no inclination of what happened.
In the postgame, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault disclosed to the public what happened to Jooris. Vigneault stated that Jooris separated his shoulder and will be out indefinitely.
This is troubling to a Rangers team who seems to be riddled with injuries early in the season, losing forward Chris Kreider to neck spasms and Pavel Buchnevich to an injured hip flexor. It’s never good to see someone go down with a serious injury, especially because Jooris looked to be starting to click with his new team, contributing with a goal in the previous game against the Arizona Coyotes.
It’s never good to see someone go down with a serious injury, and with the likelihood of Jooris is heading to IR, it gives players like Dylan McIlrath and Adam Clendening a chance to get some much needed playing time and experience.