Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Shattenkirk to Miss Weeks
The upper-body injury that New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk suffered earlier this week has been confirmed to be a separated shoulder and the team now expects him to miss the next 2-to-4 weeks.
As we recounted yesterday, it has been a disappointing season for the 29-year old, playing in 29 games this season, but only picking up 1 goal and 8 points, which currently has him ranked 437th overall in hockey pool scoring, 106th among all defensemen, which wouldn't have him pegged as pool worthy, if we were to do a redraft today.
This news just might be piling on for Mike's team, which currently holds the Basement Dweller spot, nearing the midway point of Week Eleven, with only 2 points through Tuesday night's action. Mike's team still sits in 7th spot, 18 points out of 3rd place, which isn't too bad and he's done so with a struggling Shattenkirk in tow to this point in the season. His team has the 2nd-best blueline in the hockey pool and is right there in the mix, so we won't count this as catastrophic... yet.