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Feb. 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) and New York Rangers right wing Darroll Powe (8) collide on the ice during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Powe To IR, Mashinter Re-Called

It appears my theory was correct, Darroll Powe has a concussion. Powe has been officially placed on IR by the team. It is unknown how long Powe will be away from the lineup, but this injury could be very bad.

As a result of the injury, Brandon Mashinter has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale. Chris Kreider is still on the Rangers so it’s unclear who will take Powe’s spot in the lineup tomorrow night against Montreal.

I hope for Powe’s sake that he’s able to make a full recovery. I think all Rangers fans are now sensitive to players health after seeing what happened to Derek Boogaard, and what’s still happening with Michael Sauer. It’s tough seeing player’s lives be affected off the ice.

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