Sunday, October 22, 2017
Broken Finger Sidelines Bobby Ryan
The Ottawa Senators are going to be without forward Bobby Ryan for about a month, after he suffered a broken finger blocking a shot against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Among one of the reports, it was mentioned that Ryan has suffered hand injuries in each of the last four seasons and looking back, Ryan hasn't been able to play a full 82-game season since the 2013 season.
This season, the 30-year old veteran has appeared in eight games and has posted 6 assists in those games, good enough for 134th in the scoring ranks, so far this season. Missing out on a month, however, will certainly sink him quite a ways down.
Stacey's team isn't going to have a lot of projected games to start Week Four, as the addition of Ryan to the IR will mean he has three players on his proxy team that is on the shelf. Leon Draisaitl of the Oilers and Matt Niskanen of the Capitals are already stuck on there at the end of this week.
Stacey will open Sunday night's action in 18th spot, 17 points back of 3rd place.