Rangers Roundup: Ryan Carpenter shows off scary cut, Ryan Strome on coming back, and more
New York Rangers center Ryan Carpenter was injured in the 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Late in the second period, while on an aggressive forecheck in the Jets zone, Carpenter tried to get around the defender to steal the puck. In the attempt, both players went down and Carpenter fell face first on the Jets player’s skate causing a deep laceration. He left for the locker-room bleeding badly and didn’t return for the third period.
“He’s doing okay– I haven’t heard anything,” Gerard Gallant updated afterwards. “Day-to-day.”
Ryan Carpenter shows off scary cut
Yesterday on his Instagram Story, Carpenter posted a photo of the aftermath with a message for fans.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has reached out,” Carpenter said. “I’m very grateful it wasn’t worse. I am fine and all stitched up.”
The 31 year-old also proceeded to thank the Rangers medical staff and the doctors in Winnipeg for their help.
Carpenter added he was grateful for divine intervention. As you can tell by the posted photos it was just inches away from his neck.
Carpenter signed a one-year contract this summer with the Blueshirts for $750,000. In three games this season, he has one assist and -1 rating.
Last season, he scored 12 points in 67 games split between the Chicago Blackhawks (59) and Calgary Flames (8). For his career, he’s amassed 70 points in 311 games with San Jose, Vegas, Chicago, Calgary and New York.
Ryan Strome on coming back
On Monday, the New York Rangers will get back to work against the Anaheim Ducks and welcome back two familiar faces.
Ryan Strome and Frank Vatrano will both be back at Madison Square Garden but in opposing uniforms. Vatrano was a deadline acquisition last season and played a total of 42 games with the Rangers with 20 of them being in the magical run to the Eastern Conference Final. Salary cap issues prevented the two sides on coming to terms before Vatrano signed with Anaheim.
As far as Ryan Strome is concerned, he spent four seasons on Broadway and finally realized his potential as a former first round pick (5th overall in 2011). In four season with the Rangers, he registered 195 points in 263 games.
The 29 year-old pivot spoke with the NY Post’s Ethan Sears this weekend in anticipation of the game.
“I think for me it was just where we were to where we got to,” Strome said. “I was there a little bit after The Letter went out, they started tearing down a little bit. Saw so much change, but I think the core group of us just kinda being there and kinda pulling ourselves out of the basement a little bit was a great feeling.
“We put a lot of work into, not only on the ice but off the ice and making it a good environment and a good culture and a good dressing room dynamic. And I think to see that come to fruition last year, we feel a little bit short, but to see the hard work pay off a little bit and kinda take that next step was a really good feeling. That’s probably the thing I’ll remember most.”NY Post
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