Camera Hole Causes Zuccarello Broken Hand

zuccwhaleBruce Berlet at the Howlings reports that Mats Zuccarello broke his left hand after getting his two fingers caught in the photographer’s camera hole in the plexi-glass. The break will sideline him four-to-six weeks, ending his first season in North America unless the Whale or Rangers make long runs in the playoffs.

Here’s Zuccarello on what happened…

“I was going with speed and tried to brace myself on the glass and my fingers went in the hole (about four inches wide),” Zuccarello said while wearing a cast on his left hand and lower part of his arm. “I couldn’t believe it happened, but I knew something was wrong right away. But that’s hockey. Things happen.”

…wow, the Rangers have had some bad luck on the injury front this year, but this takes the cake.

…not a great way to end what I thought was a productive first year in North America for MZA.

One positive to come out of it was Carl Hagelin’s outstanding play after taking over for Zuccarello on the top line. Here’s Whale coach Ken Gernander on the Rangers 2007 sixth round draft pick…

“Obviously he skates well so he can pressure the puck, and I think he’s intelligent enough to take good routes or good angles,” said Gernander. “And I think he’s been pretty tenacious. If the puck turns over or changes direction, he stops and is right back after it.”

…nice to see Hagelin adjusting so quickly to the AHL. Bodes well for his chances of making the Rangers out of camp next year. Should be some spots open if the Rangers decide not to bring players like Fedotenko and Prospal back next year.

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Camera Hole Causes Zuccarello Broken Hand

Bruce Berlet at the Howlings reports that Mats Zuccarello broke his left hand after getting his two fingers caught in the photographer’s camera hole in the plexi-glass. The break will sideline him four-to-six weeks, ending his first season in North America unless the Whale or Rangers make long runs in the playoffs.

Here’s Zuccarello on what happened…

“I was going with speed and tried to brace myself on the glass and my fingers went in the hole (about four inches wide),” Zuccarello said while wearing a cast on his left hand and lower part of his arm. “I couldn’t believe it happened, but I knew something was wrong right away. But that’s hockey. Things happen.”

…wow, the Rangers have had some bad luck on the injury front this year, but this takes the cake.

…not a great way to end what I thought was a productive first year in North America for MZA.

One positive to come out of it was Carl Hagelin’s outstanding play after taking over for Zuccarello on the top line. Here’s Whale coach Ken Gernander on the Rangers 2007 sixth round draft pick…

“Obviously he skates well so he can pressure the puck, and I think he’s intelligent enough to take good routes or good angles,” said Gernander. “And I think he’s been pretty tenacious. If the puck turns over or changes direction, he stops and is right back after it.”

…nice to see Hagelin adjusting so quickly to the AHL. Bodes well for his chances of making the Rangers out of camp next year. Should be some spots open if the Rangers decide not to bring players like Fedotenko and Prospal back next year.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

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If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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