Turns out the boot on Colton Orr’s foot I spied this morning was not the Rangers enforcer heading off to the ski slopes. Instead it was evidence of a fractured toe that is going to knock the right wing out of the lineup indefinitely.
Strangely enough, Orr first injured the toe when he blocked a shot a few games back, but it was after walking on it that the bone randomly fractured.
Naturally this means Orr will be out tonight and probably both games against the Islanders, although Tom Renney said he still had aspirations of having him for the start of the playoffs (if there are playoffs). In the meantime you’ll see more of Petr Prucha,
who while not necessarily a candidate to overpower George Laraque, at least makes that fourth line more of a scoring threat.
It also means that Tom Renney would have the option of using Prucha on the power play, although that doesn’t sound like the plan for now.
For the record, there are no plans to call up Josh Gratton from Hartford.
More in a bit…