6:45PM: David Quinn said of Trouba, (NYR)
- What will you miss with Trouba, “It’s an upper body injury, he’s going to be out 4-6 weeks, (to off-camera), can I tell them?…. He broke his thumb, he’s out 4-6 weeks and we will miss everything that he brings, from a physicality standpoint, a compete standpoint, from what he brings from a leadership standpoint. He’ll be missed, but the good news is that it’s not as serious as we thought and he’ll be back sooner than later.”
11:52AM: The Rangers have announced that Jacob Trouba will be out 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury.
Trouba did not play in the third period last night.
His last shift on Tuesday against the Devils was Pavel Buchnevich’s tying goal with 33 seconds left in the second period.
Trouba was second on the Rangers in ice time, at 21:40 per game.
Players who could potentially be called up include Brandon Crawley, Darren Raddysh and Tarmo Reunanen, though Raddysh is the only one of them that is a right hand shot.
Adam Rotter: Well this is another blow for the Rangers as their thin depth on defense will be tested again. Trouba not only played a lot of minutes and went up against some of the opponents best players, he was one of the older players and a member of the leadership group. Brendan Smith will stay in the lineup and Jack Johnson is believed to be close to returning, but neither of those players have inspired a lot of confidence with their play. There is, of course, Tony DeAngelo, but I don’t think the Rangers will go back on their word of saying he’s played his last game for them. The Rangers will be counting on Johnson, Smith and Anthony Bitetto to shoulder a big load and hope that Adam Fox, Ryan Lindgren, Libor Hajek and, when he returns from his own injury, K’Andre Miller will be able to continue their solid play.