This isn’t good, folks.
Because as much as I tried to seem A) mentally unstable and then B) just plain dim-witted (OK, not much of a stretch), I was still tabbed for a jury on a trial that begins this afternoon.
Even my plea of “But the Rangers are only two points out of a playoff spot and Marcel Hossa has a sprained MCL” didn’t carry much weight. But I guess the fact that I’ve been overly sympathetic with the likes of Tom Renney and Marek Malik this year led the involved attorneys to think I’d keep an open mind when assessing……well, actually, I’m not allowed to discuss the details of the case.
Anyway, I have no idea where this leaves me for the next couple of days, although it should be noted that I am spending lunch break blogging to you, so I obviously still have my priorities in order. As far as pertinent updates, the Rangers tell me that Hossa is going for an MRI this afternoon, and that whatever call-ups the team makes won’t be made until tomorrow.
According to Steve Zipay, who also notes that Paul Mara is banged up as well, Renney is contemplating six different players for a promotion: defensemen Ivan Baranka and David Liffiton, forwards Ryan Callahan, Nigel Dawes, Brandon Dubinsky and….Hugh Jessiman. Given that the former No. 1 draft pick had been in Charlotte until recently, that Renney is contemplating Jessiman for the big club is certainly noteworthy. But I’ll guess we’ll see what happens.
OK, I have a few minutes to scarf down a sandwich, and then it’s back to the noble business of carrying out justice.
More later…whenever that is…..