This is just how things are for the Rangers, isn’t it? When they win, it’s almost never easy. And when they win easily, there’s the caveat of an injury. There’s always something.
Today, it was the departure of Derick Brassard in the first period of what was an otherwise flawless showing from the New York Rangers. Skating into the offensive zone, Brassard dished a puck over to Benoit Pouliot before getting nailed by Montreal defenseman Mike Weaver.
To Weaver’s credit, it was a good, clean hit, and Brassard set himself up for it by admiring his pass. Brassard received treatment from Head Trainer Jim Ramsay before going to the locker room, where he stayed for the remainder of the game. After the game, Alain Vigneault called him “day-to-day” but refused to give any sort of clue as to what the injury is. Brassard confirmed the “day-to-day” diagnosis.
“It’s nothing serious… hopefully I’m going to be ready to play on Monday (for Game Two),” he told reporters. “The reason why I came bac