First let me thank many of you for the warm response to my previous post. I’m grateful for the kind words said about me, but far more important is that you took some time to think about a good man and a great boss who is being mourned literally all over the country (and I have the e-mails to prove it).
And it’s nice to know that Rangers fans, for all your trade-Hossa, fire-Renney, please-dump-Marek-Malik-and-soon bluster, are actually a bunch of softies just like me. That’s OK. You can still do the dirty work in the corners.
Anyway, while juggling a handful of personal and professional duties, I skipped out on the morning skate, but fortunately my generous and talented counterparts on the beat were able to get me up to speed.
The big news of the day is that Jed Ortmeyer was back on the ice and skating with his teammates, albeit in a yellow practice jersey to avoid contact. It’s been a goofy ride for Ortmeyer of late. Originally told “he would be off blood thinners at the mid-point of this month”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2006/11/10/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel/, Ortmeyer was then told by doctors that he may have had another blood clot. Then came the most recent news that it wasn’t another clot, but scar tissue, and Ortmeyer can begin the process of working his way back.
Finally off the blood thinners, he won’t be able to endure full contact for another week or so, and then it’s a question of getting back into playing shape. Whether he’ll play before the new year remains to be seen. But the process has finally begun, and that’s welcome news.
In other news: