Rangers Lose Pavel Buchnevich to Upper-Body Injury

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Phil Kocher

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Another one bites the dust. Already reeling at 4-6-0 in their last ten games coming into tonight’s losing “effort” against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers’ suffering appears to have no end in sight. In fact, it’s only gotten worse, with Pavel Buchnevich—the team’s second-leading scorer (tied)—now ostensibly on the shelf.

Shortly after taking a hit from Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner in the second period, the 22-year-old would leave the game with the Rangers later announcing he would not return:

The Blueshirts are already missing two critical components to their roster in Chris Kreider and Kevin Shattenkirk—both of whom are out with long-term injuries—and were operating without shutdown center Kevin Hayes for a number of contests before he returned to the line-up in late January.

Though perhaps they’re not quite a skeleton crew (yet), the timing couldn’t be worse. If Buchnevich is expected to miss any significant amount of time, whatever decision the front office may be mulling about whether or not to sell assets at the trading deadline later this month may end up being made for them.

 

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  1. Pretty much Paddy. I could see if the effort was there, but I haven't felt any sustained effort out of this squad at all this season.





    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy
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    I said the same thing in another thread, my man. I agree. This team ain't doing shit this year. Even if they make the playoffs, where are they going????

    What are they gonna do, rush this kid back so dick weed can bench him? Fuck it..let him rest for the remainder of the year. Same with CK and Shatty.



    Good stuff Ozzy and where are they really going in the playoffs. What one round and we're out what fuck does that do ?





    Quote Originally Posted by Rangers4Life
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    I think it’s time that we all stop hoping for a magical playoff push and run. Let these guys recover and come back 100% next season, specifically Kreider and Shattenkirk. Don’t know the extent of Buchnevich’s injury to comment on when he should return.



    I said the same thing in another thread, my man. I agree. This team ain't doing shit this year. Even if they make the playoffs, where are they going????

    What are they gonna do, rush this kid back so dick weed can bench him? Fuck it..let him rest for the remainder of the year. Same with CK and Shatty.
    I think it’s time that we all stop hoping for a magical playoff push and run. Let these guys recover and come back 100% next season, specifically Kreider and Shattenkirk. Don’t know the extent of Buchnevich’s injury to comment on when he should return.
    Optimistically? If Buch is out long-term, the hope would be to somehow get back to a playoff position with a semi-skeleton crew, then hope the returns of Kreider, Buch, and Shattenkirk served like deadline rentals might.

    Realistically? If he's out long-term, sell, sell, sell.