Some very bad injury news for Vladimir Tarasenko, as the team revealed that he will have surgery on his left shoulder and it appears he’ll miss the rest of the regular season. They are officially saying he’ll be re-evaluated in five months so that leaves some wiggle room, but not much. All that from some innocuous shoulder-to-shoulder hit in the neutral zone.
Not sure what to do as far as replacements go. No one in that franchise can directly replace his offensive contributions. Robert Thomas looks like the immediate waiver grab as he’s at least on the top line for now, but we’re probably going to see a lot of movement around the forward pairings of Schenn/Schwartz and O’Reilly/Perron. Unless someone blows the doors off, there probably isn’t a permanent replacement here.
A trade, perhaps?
After requesting a trade, Brendan Perlini was shipped to Detroit for prospect Alec Regula. You can read Regula’s Dobber profile here.
Perlini is still just 23 years old but he hasn’t been able to make it work in two different spots. Will Detroit be different? I’m skeptical.
The Rangers called up prospect Filip Chytil, presumably so Quinn can play him nine minutes a night on the fourth line with Marc Staal and a broomstick wearing a