Del Zotto and Gaborik Questionable for Sunday (Update: Potter Recalled)

February 13th, 2010 by Rangers Tribune Leave a reply »
At one point in the first period last night in Pittsburgh, it seemed as if this team was dropping like flies—as Marian Gaborik was huffing and puffing in pain on the bench, Michael Del Zotto left the game with a giant gash under his left rib, and Ryan Callahan rocking back and forth after hurting his hand/wrist.

Gaborik and Del Zotto would not return to the game, but Callahan was apparently fine after the initial pain, because he came out and played a huge part in the 3-2 overtime win after the incident.

Starting with Del Zotto, the rookie defenseman played just over a minute before falling on Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin's skate in the corner. The skate blade lacerated the skin by his left rib cage, which required a total of fifty stitches by team doctors on the scene.

“I thought maybe my ribs were bruised at first, but I thought I’d take a check with my hand and I saw blood,” Del Zotto told Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants . “I tried not to look at it. Apparently it was pretty gross. There was a lot of gauze, a lot of blood. I don’t feel good. It’s not one of my better days.”

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