NYR Practice Buzz: First Blood? Brassard Leaves Practice

Brassard gave us all a scare today. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brassard gave us all a scare today. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Here we go! It’s like a rite of passage every playoff spring, the NY Rangers will deal with injuries.Today at practice (the first playoff practice), Derick Brassard left early with back issues.

The Rangers are already without Chris Kreider due to a hand injury and now their depth may be tested even earlier than expected.

Recently recalled JT Miller took Brassard’s spot between Zuccarello and Pouliot for the remainder of practice. There is no word as to what the type of injury it is, but it looked like back spasms. Hopefully a good massage and some rest will have him ready for tomorrow. Maybe the 2nd day off was too much rest there coach? Vigneault did give us some good news when practice was over. When asked about Brassard, he believed he would be ready come tomorrow.

After practice, AV held his usual presser and is gearing up for the big show. Rangers fans can salivate as he stated how bad the boys want to win. Captain Obvious moment aside, it’s still good to hear.

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