For the third time this NHL season, Marian Gaborik once again, was injured Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Gaborik took a small hit during the first period. He sat for most of the first period, but returned to play the final 29 seconds and did not return to the bench for the second period. He was ruled out of the game with a concussion, the first of his NHL career. Although we speculate the injury occured against the Flyers, Gaborik claims it happened a week before.
Umm, HELLO!? Why were you playing if you think you suffered a concussion a week prior to the game against Philly!?
Gaborik earlier in the season suffered a separated shoulder and missed 12 games, then suffered another groin injury soon after. He has been battling groin injuries his whole career. But this latest injury puts the icing on the cake for Gaborik and the Rangers.
The past week the Rangers have been letting valuable playoff points slip and in order to get this team going they need their top player Gaborik to start producing. Well, you can forget about that now, if you haven’t forgot about him producing already. Last season Gaborik had 42 goals in 76 games(not 82 games because once again, he was plagued with injuries). This season Gaborik only has 17 goals in 46 games.
Maybe he just does not care about the game of hockey and only cares about the $7.5 million a year that the Rangers pay him? And I am not just saying that because of his injuries, injuries are part of the game. But, watching him play, he just looks lost out there. He is inconsistent when he has the puck and when he does not have the puck, he shows little effort to get the puck.
That is pucked up! Especially for a guy who makes $7.5 million a year!
If your like me and have Marian Gaborik on your fantasy roster, I think it may be time to try and trade him before the trade dead line. No body knows how severe this injury is yet, but until then we all have to assume he is out for at least 3-4 weeks. This is Gaborik we are talking about, the injury queen of hockey.
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