Wolski to have sports hernia surgery


From the Rangers:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be sidelined four weeks.  The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers at Core Performance Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wolski has registered two assists in six games this season.  He has missed six games due to injury, including each of the last two contests.  The seven-year veteran is currently one game shy of his 400th career NHL appearance, and nine goals from 100 career NHL goals.

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  1. smayer’d…..ha! nice one NYR.

    Sigh. Been up since before sun. If I make this whole game it’ll be miracle off ice.

  2. You’re right, ORR. Since it’s HBO they might have asked to see this “Wonky Groin” he’s been talking about.

  3. What’s a “sports hernia” as compared to a “non-sports hernia”?
    For instance, are there “sports chicken pox” or “sports paper cuts”?

    Is this as bad as a “high ankle sprain”?
    Does anyone ever get a “low ankle sprain”?

    What about the ubiquitous “lower body injury”…

    In any case, much like the rest of us his is “day to day”.

  4. Wolski is on IR…So how long before all the rumor start on who we’re getting? Even if Avery gets all his minutes who gets Avery’s? Just a thought..Nobody from The Whale we tried them all.
    Just a thougt.

  5. Carp,
    I have to disagree as well on Plexi Rexi to have the best shot from the point in the last 30yrs you have to hit the net. I loved Rexi but can still remember screaming from the greens “hit the net”. Beck, gresch, leech all better shots. Best ever keeping the puck in was Leetch a close second was Gresch no one else close. Btw also used to scream hit em with your purse Gresch. Lol but he could fight better than you would think just wouldn’t check you. Right?

  6. Sports hernia’s are usually in areas like ….. Groins or Thigh joints, etc. They are bad. Bad in that they are really painful. Not bad in that they are pretty simple, surgically, to fix.

    Hope that helps Mrs. Eminger!

  7. aw Wolski’s got a boo boo. maybe while they’re doing the surgery they can find his testicles and his consistency.

    Torts is gonna ride the hot line up until it hits a wall. I’m sure MZA will get a call up at some point….Orrrr we could trade for Eric Cole, Phil Kessel, Pat Kane, Simon Gagne and Jarome Iginla. What do you guys think we could get those 5 guys for? maybe like 3 2nd rounders EC and Avery?

  8. Hedberg, just from a pure velocity standpoint, his was the best. I didn’t say he was accurate … he was indeed the scariest for those of us in the pressbox above the corner glass, with the low glass and no nets … and for the fans up in that section. We got a lot of unwanted action from Ruotsalainen.

    Agree on Leetch the best ever at keeping the puck in the zone, much better than Zubov. And that Gresch could throw hands when he was mad.

  9. LMAO @ smayer’d!

    Manny- um…sports hernia is sports hernia. Only one place. The same place (almost) where regular inguinal hernia occur. And the surgery is more complex, but usually very successful. It may recur, though. And I’m not so sure about 4 weeks, I’d guess a bit more

  10. Carp
    I used to sit once or twice a yr. Just above the glass in the reds in the corner when the glass was REAL low. What was scary was when they would dump the puck and it would ride the top of the glass, whew you never took your eyes off it. Rexi shoot one @ you in the press box?

  11. Eric Staal on Marc Stahl

    “I wouldn’t say it has kept me awake at night, but it’s tough,” Eric Staal told NHL.com. “If I could take it back I probably wouldn’t hit him knowing where we’ve gone and what has gone on since then. But it was one of those plays, bang-bang, happens so quickly, and I hit him hard.”

  12. After reading about Messier’s tough finish to the marathon, all I kept picturing was Mess and Wolski in back to back tubs in the Rangers locker room. But of course, there is Mess in the sky box, in a suit, like nothing happened. LOL

  13. “Marc Staal was hit by his brother – also an NHL player, by the way – and is out with concussion related symptoms. To explain for those of you at home that are not doctors, a concussion is the injury sustained by Sidney Crosby of Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins…”

  14. Is it obvious I’m killing time in the airport?

    Next, I will analyse who was on the ice prior to every TV timeout since Tortorella took over, to determine exactly which players he hates the most.

  15. You haven’t mentioned a thing about Marty’s eating habits lately, LW. Is he on a diet or have you lost a step?

  16. Evening, ‘Heads…

    LW, are you a native of the UK? And if so, how did you come to be a NYR fan?

  17. they’re gonna give Woitek Wolski a High-tech Groinski. maybe even bionic. the six million dollar groin.

  18. Boston- Islanders on VS tonight. Battle of cellar dwellers. Wow, that sounded good……Where is John Tavares? The troll, that is…

  19. I can’t..They need to be at the bottom where they belong. And I’m looking forward to seeing all the Islanders trolls here tomorrow.

  20. Oh – OK, thanks, ilb……I suppose I could check the old posts, if I knew which session his explanation was in!

    Not a problem either way, though!

  21. Ah, hooey! Having the Isles lose consistently is more important than any fantasy hockey league.

    Is Nabokov even scheduled to play tonight?

  22. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Anyone watching NFL channel? Check out the ears on the guy in the studio. A strong breeze cone in and he is airborne.

  23. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oh great – switch to NHL channel and the skid is featured. He had to have pooped today, it’s 7pm eastern time.

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My brutha – know what I’m sayin?

    Ray O’rootsowlennon was a great Irishman ranger D man

  25. OMG EDDIE!!!

    that would be the nhl scandal to
    end all nhl scandals
    if cindy came back
    and Avery happened to
    hit him with a CLEAN check
    that put him out

  26. The comment about Joe Micheletti banging on Eric Staal’s window was priceless. I can’t remember the last time I laughed like that!

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I love rush, eh? Great band, eh? 2112, eh?

    Jpg – can you imagine the scandal if the Aves lays the skid out? Goodness gracious, it would worse than if he said sloppy thirds.

  28. eddie

    oh, i know and yet
    in Rangerland
    it wouldn’t surprise me if that would
    or someone totally non-cooke like
    such as Artie or Gabby.

    kind of like Adam Graves being hated
    by the pens know-nothings for
    his slash on mario.
    funny that i have Kevin Stevens on video
    saying that such a thing happened all the time
    but Graves just happened to him mario just right

  29. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Smayer’d and then was BANJing…

    Again, don’t want to get rid of you at all, sadly, I kind of like you. The article I posted and question was about Thomas being suspended in the ohl, I had not heard about the incident.

    Direct tv rocks. We have not ever had reception problems with them up here(hope I didn’t jinx it). We went with optimum here for a while but the equipment and channel selection blew, even their version of centre ice sucks…go with direct tv!!!

    At it again captain waiver wire?

  30. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    I thought a sports hernia took six to eight weeks to heal properly?

    Did we make a trade yet?

  31. nabokov pulled ORR not helping your team.

    i want paybac on eric staal. deveaux should take him out

  32. “We had a funny guy with us in Korea. Tail gunner. They blew his brains out all over the Pacific. Nothin’ funny about that.”

    I LOVE this episode

  33. On NHL Network, they’re talking about Pat Verbeek, Dave Andreychuk and Adam Oates as possible first ballad HOFs this year…pretty awesome class…

  34. All fathers are intimidating. They’re intimidating because they are fathers. Once a man has children, for the rest of his life, his attitude is, “To hell with the world, I can make my own people. I’ll eat whatever I want. I’ll wear whatever I want, and I’ll create whoever I want.”

  35. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My brutha I have no idea how many lil eddies are runnin loose in the world, know what I’m sayin?

  36. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I swear Phillip Rivers and Sean Avery are twin brothers. Dead ringers for each other…

  37. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I be off to night class in a few…..everyone be like fonzi.. What is fonzi? That’s right, fonzi’s kool…… That’s what we’re gonna be, we’re gonna be kool. Aint that right ringo?

  38. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If you heard that, it meant yo assen, but I’m not gonna kill ya, I’m gonna help ya.

  39. thanks eddie

    compared to all the testerone
    in the other pics
    i thought i’d add a little sex

  40. I wanted to post something from TSN.ca about the Blunden incident on Saturday. Here’s Kerry Fraser’s take on that play.


    Kerry’s Response
    This is my penalty assessment on the play after watching the entire episode:

    MTL: 2-Minute Bench Minor Penalty – Too Many Men on the Ice
    MTL: Mike Blunden – 5 Minutes Fighting
    NYR: Ryan Callahan – 2 Minutes Instigating + 5 Minutes Fighting + 10 minutes misconduct
    NYR: Brandon Dubinsky – 2 Minutes Roughing
    MTL: Hal Gill – 2 Minutes Roughing
    MTL: Petteri Nokelainen – 5 Minutes Fighting + Game Misconduct (secondary altercation)
    NYR: Michael Sauer – 5 Minutes Fighting + Game Misconduct (secondary altercation)

    Montreal would then place a man in the penalty box to serve the bench minor and New York would have the option to place a man in the box to serve Ryan Callahan’s minor or the logical move would be to have Brandon Dubinsky serve his minor on the clock so as not to sacrifice another player in the box when cancelling out the coincident major and minor penalties. The teams would play 4 on 4 (Not 5 on 3…)

    Now the long answer:

    Clearly Montreal had Too Many Men on the ice when Mike Blunden came onto the ice and made body contact with Brandon Dubinsky while Blunden’s retiring teammate was still physically on the ice. (Rule 74.1 – If in the course of making a substitution, either the player entering the game or the player retiring from the ice surface plays the puck with his stick, skates or hands or who checks or makes any physical contact with an opposing player while either the player entering the game or the retiring player is actually on the ice, then the infraction of “too many men on the ice” will be called.)

    Dubinsky clearly had received the puck on the stretch pass and would be deemed in possession; therefore the check that was put on him by Blunden could not be deemed “interference”. The contact was a perfectly administered body check (shoulder to chest) and would have been deemed legal save for the fact that Montreal had six skaters on the ice.

    Take a breath here, Habs fans, as I attempt to make a plausible (or feeble) explanation as to why it might have been viewed otherwise on the ice by the ref(s). With the ragged line change the initial focus of the ref(s) might have been on the change and not on Dubinsky receiving the pass just prior to impact. Once impact was made the puck was clearly long gone from the immediate vicinity of the check. While this was the wrong assessment on a bang-bang play like this, a quick shift of visual focus of attention can result in a missed call. Blunden perhaps took the refs by surprise as much as he did Dubinsky. Plausible or feeble; you make the call!

    To address another point in your questions, just because a penalty for Too Many Men is called it would not negate any other illegal act that took place on the play. For example if Blunden had slashed, punched, tripped, elbowed or fouled Dubinsky in some fashion he would be penalized accordingly and in addition to the Too Many Men penalty. If in fact Dubinsky did not have the puck or it was a reasonable distance from him then an interference penalty could conceivably be called. Not the case here, however.

    In a perfect world an instigator penalty would have been assessed to Callahan for the distance he travelled to grab and start a fight with Blunden. The referee could then send a clear message that the initial infraction was being called (Too Many Men on the ice) and if restraint had been shown the non-offending team (Rangers) would go on the power play. Not the case here either as the wrong message was sent and the Rangers gained a two-man advantage.

    The Rangers were able to score one power play goal with the two-man advantage.

    That’s the plain “No Sugar and K.I.S.S.” answer.

  41. Sorry for the long post. Figured I’d post it and give the link. Not to get personal, but I’ll defend myself here on this one. I guess this know it all saw the play very similar to a future Hall of Fame ref. Plus, this so-called know it all learnt something new in Fraser’s article. I did not know that in a situation like that, the team had the right to choose how to serve the minor. I always thought it was a refs discretion.

  42. Doodie Machetto on

    Watching MNF. The Eagles stole the Rangers’ goal horn! Somebody get to the bottom of this!

  43. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oh a big kahuna burger…. My girlfriend’s a vegetarian which makes me a vegetarian.

    Mind if i have some of your tasty beverage?

    What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

  44. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My husband threw Tony rocky horror off a 4th floor balcony fir giving me a foot massage? When you guys get together your worse than a sewing circle.

  45. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Billy ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit, he come along.. When the men would gather round talking that’s when billy would take me walkin…..

  46. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I doubt Ali will be a pall bearer as that byfuglien casket would tip open and once again …Down goes Frazier, down goes frazier

  47. Olga Folkyerself on

    Only NFL team that’s worse is Dallas. But you’d need a microscope to find the difference…

  48. Wicky©news flash, anyone on the ice is in a"vulnerable position" on

    thanks for posting that link.

    That is exactly what i thought about the interference call, it was the wrong call period and the hit was not dirty at all and perfectly legal!!

    nice to see the facts out there even if they are after the facts!!

  49. Carp

    Do you recall the shot of Ruolo Ruotsolainen..spelling?”
    I cannot recall a player who had as hard and as accurate a shot as he, no matter how far back or forward you want to go. What made it all the more devastating was that he could unload it in full flight ( and man could he take flight) It was like watching a proton caked in oil go up and down the rink.

  50. BTW a malady called a kick in the ass…terisk, could be designated as a “lower body injury”.

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