The New York Rangers suffered a double blow in their recent game against the Ottawa Senators, losing not only the match with a 6-2 score but also their veteran winger, Barclay Goodrow.
Unfortunate Turn of Events
Goodrow, who is recognized as a two-time Stanley Cup winner and a significant part of New York's veteran leadership, was forced to exit the game after an unfortunate incident. His teammate, K'Andre Miller, accidentally hit him in the face with a keep-in attempt during the first period. The impact was so severe that Goodrow fell to the ice, spitting out a bloody tooth.
Immediate Aftermath and Current Status
Rangers' coach Peter Laviolette confirmed that Goodrow had sustained an 'upper-body' injury and is currently under evaluation. The 30-year-old forward will not return to the game, thus adding to the challenges faced by the Rangers. Goodrow's scoring may be down this season, but his absence will undoubtedly affect the team's dynamics.
A Silver Lining Amidst the Setback
Despite the unfortunate incident and the subsequent defeat, there seems to be a silver lining for the team and Goodrow. The Rangers do not have another game until the following Saturday. This gap in their schedule may prove advantageous, providing Goodrow with some much-needed recovery time. The hope is that this brief respite will allow Goodrow to bounce back and rejoin his team on the ice soon.