Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Evening Player Notes (Jan 30)

The New York Rangers are awaiting the results of an MRI that rookie forward Brett Howden will undergo to know how bad a knee injury is that he suffered on Tuesday night.  Howden was hurt against the Flyers, leaving the game in the 1st period and did not return.  For now, he's listed as out day-to-day, but there are reports out there suggesting that he could be out much longer. 

This certainly opens the door for Derek B. to move one rookie out for another, if Howden isn't healthy enough to make a difference down the stretch.  Derek's team has already posted 3 points in the rookie pool this week and has knocked down the gap between his team and Clayton's to 8 points.  He'll have some real thinking to do here.  Since Week Ten, Howden has picked up 2 assists in 21 games.

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