Rangers reveal injury woes during playoffs

Once again proving why NHL players are the toughest athletes.

Michael W.

To say that the New York Rangers were the walking wounded during their recent trek to the Eastern Conference Finals that ended in disappointing fashion at the hands of the Florida Panthers would be somewhat of an understatement. 

During their end-of-season media availability sessions, several players members of the team revealed that they were playing through a variety of injuries. To begin with, top defenseman Adam Fox "reaggravated" a leg injury that caused him to miss a month of the regular season when he was struck by Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen in Round 1. 

"I was able to play." Fox said. "Once you're out there you're expected to perform. So you not gonna sit here and say, I am hurt or anything like that. But I think when you're on the ice, there's an expectation to perform. And I think that's the goal."

“Maybe at times, I think," he said when asked if he was hindered. "Any time you hurt something, maybe you try and be a little tentative. As it went on, I thought it got better, I tried to create a little more. Definitely in that Carolina series, maybe a little tentative. I thought it got better as it went along.”

However, that was only the beginning of the injury woes for the Rangers. Captain Jacob Trouba was playing through a broken ankle that he had suffered in March, while Ryan Lindgren suffered a cracked rib during Game 6 of their Round 2 series against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

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