Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 2/18/13
Last night, Darroll Powe suffered a very unfortunate injury when he collided with Matt Hendricks early in the second period. The collision left both players shaken up, but Powe landed awkwardly on his head and was clearly knocked unconscious for a brief period. From the video, you can tell that once Powe came to, he was glassy-eyed and unable to skate under his own power. Although this is unconfirmed, that likely means he suffered a concussion. While the injury may seem like one that the Rangers can readily handle, let’s remember that the depth on the fourth line was a serious issue before the Rangers dealt Mike Rupp for Powe. This deals a relatively big blow to the Rangers depth and their penalty killing, as Powe had been one of the Rangers most used penalty killers upon his arrival in New York. Powe’s injury leaves the Rangers with four penalty killers (Ryan Callahan, Jeff Halpern, Brian Boyle, Derek Stepan) who will be relied upon heavily to take over Powe’s time on the PK. It’s...
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