Report: Latest update on Adam Fox isn't good

Well, that's a disappointing setback for the Rangers.



The good news for the New York Rangers is that they were able to take care of business last night at Madison Square Garden, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes by a narrow margin of 2-1 to improve to 8-2-0 through the first ten games of the season. 

The bad news is that the win came at a cost, as both defenseman Adam Fox and forward Filip Chytil were both injured over the course of the night. And based on the latest report, it doesn't appear as though the former will be back in the lineup any time soon. According to The Athletic, Fox is expected to miss at least the next few weeks. 

An expert from their piece this morning: 

"The Rangers had no updates on either player on Friday but league sources indicated that Fox’s lower-body injury is likely to keep him out in the range of 2-4 weeks. His leg-on-leg collision with the Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho in the first period on Thursday looked ugly. Fox was on the ice for a few seconds, got up to ask referee TJ Luxmore why Aho wasn’t penalized for making contact well away from the puck and ended up leaving the bench soon after."

Unfortunately, the news would soon be confirmed for Fox - he's heading to LTIR. 

Chytil suffered an upper-body injury well after a first collision with Hurricanes forward Jesper Fast, and like Fox, he did not return. 

Meanwhile in a corresponding update, the Rangers have called up forward  Jonny Brodzinski from their American Hockey League affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack; he's scored six goals and five assists in the 11 games that he's played this season so far. 

The Rangers take on the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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