Apparently not, anyway.
Rozsival had an MRI this afternoon and the team has announced he will be out just 7-10 days.
Here is the official announcement from the team:
MICHAL ROZSIVAL SIDELINED SEVEN TO 10 DAYS
New York, March 23, 2009 — New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Michal Rozsival is expected to be sidelined for seven to 10 days with a lower body injury. He suffered the injury in the second period of last night’s game vs. Ottawa at Madison Square Garden.
By the way, this is Carp, back from NYS’s Northlands.
I personally hate it when these idiot teams — who follow the leader on stuff like this — treat their fans with such disrespect and call it “lower” or “upper body injury.” We all know it’s his leg. Why not say it’s a hip or a thigh or a knee or an ankle. It’s going to come out anyway, and I promise if I see Rozsival, or anbody, with a “lower” body injury and I see that his knee is wrapped or his ankle, then I’m putting it up on the blog immediately.
You guys pay their darn salaries, and you are forced to pay those crazy ticket prices, and you give them nothing but your loyalty … and they can’t tell you the truth? That’s just wrong.
The Rangers have actually been lucky in the injury department this year, with not a single long-term injury and only a handful of short-term injuries (of course, there are some players many of you wish would get injured, and we won’t mention any names).
Another reminder: Jane and I will be doing a live video chat tomorrow at 1 p.m. Here is the link: www.lohud.com/rangersreportlive
I’ll post it again in the morning.
PS, I’m somewhat excited. After traveling the map of New York State, I get to go to a game tomorrow night.