According to Andrew Gross and Katie Strang, Darroll Powe confirmed that he sustained a second concussion in the playoffs.
Gross said that Powe was cleared to play in game five and Powe told Katie Strang that he is feeling much better now.
Powe took an elbow from Joel Ward in game three of the Capitals series and didn’t play again in the playoffs.
Powe sustained a concussion early in the season.
In 2010, the Flyers came back from being down 0-3 to beat the Bruins in a second round series.
Darroll Powe was a member of the Flyers on the team that came back against Boston and spoke today about that series.
Powe said “you go in everyday and focus at the game at hand. You can’t win four games tomorrow night. We need to focus on coming out strong, going shift by shift and chipping away. You win every shift and that is how you get back into the series.”
Powe added that things start to change when you win one and start to see your confidence build while the opposition starts to see their confidence wane.
Arron Asham was also on the 2010 Flyers.
According to Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants, Darroll Powe is with the team in Boston and was seen riding a stationary bike.
Powe was injured early in the Capitals series after he took an elbow from Joel Ward.
It is presumed that Powe suffered a concussion, his second of the season.
The Rangers have announced that Darroll Powe is questionable to return for the Rangers tonight.
Powe took an elbow from Joel Ward in the first period and appeared woozy and in pain as he went to the bench and eventually the locker room.
On April 1, after being a healthy scratch for three games, Darroll Powe returned to the Rangers lineup. Since that game, the Rangers are 8-3-1.
Powe has played between 6 and 11 minutes on the Rangers fourth line since returning. He is averaging 1:36 on the PK and 9:03 overall.
Earlier in the year, John Tortorella said that Powe has really helped the Rangers PK and called how he plays “old school” He added that the physical, grinding style fits in with what he wants his players to do.
Powe has no goals and no assists this season. He has 75 hits.
Powe was acquired in early February from the Wild for Mike Rupp.
THIS SECTION is all about Powe.
Two-thirds of the Rangers fourth line last night was not in the lineup last Thursday in the Rangers loss to the Panthers.
Arron Asham returned from injury, Kris Newbury was called up from Hartford and combined with Darroll Powe, they scored a goal and drew a key penalty that led to the Rangers tying the game.
- Darroll Powe: 8:35 with one shot, two hits and a blocked shot
- Kris Newbury: 8:55 with an assist, three hits and 2 wins and 4 losses on faceoffs
- Arron Asham: 6:39 with a goal, two shots and three hits.
When asked to describe the role his line played in the game, Asham said that they provided his teammates with some “jump.”
John Tortorella said last night that the fourth line “changed the complexion of the game” and played a big role in the Rangers securing a point.
Dan Girardi said on MSG that the way the fourth line played was exactly the way it needs to moving forward.
Before the game on MSG, John Tortorella said of Kris Newbury “He is a junk-yard dog. He is physical, he is on the puck. He just can’t cross the line with the discipline. He has been a good solider down there. We are hoping maybe he bangs one in for us. He brings some jam.”
12:36PM: On twitter, the Rangers announced that Darroll Powe has been cleared to play tomorrow against the Winnipeg Jets.
John Tortorella said that Powe is “good to go.”
Powe skated today with Brian Boyle and JT Miller.
More on Powe’s concussion including how John Tortorella missed him, HERE.
Sam Rosen, on MSG, said that Darroll Powe is feeling better after suffering a concussion on Sunday night against the Capitals.
Powe is not on the trip with the Rangers in Ottawa.
On MSG, Al Trautwig announced that Darroll Powe did suffer a concussion.
Powe was placed on IR yesterday.
In six games with the Rangers, Darroll Powe has established himself as a defensive player/penalty killer that John Tortorella trusts.
Powe was knocked out of last night’s game when he collided with Matt Hendricks and had to be helped off the ice by Derek Stepan and Arron Asham.
Earlier today, Tortorella said that the loss of Powe was felt instantly, “I missed him right away on the bench, especially protecting a lead. He has been a really good penalty killer. I don’t know how long he will be out. He has helped. He doesn’t have the stats but it isn’t always about stats. He has done a good job in his role.
Powe was placed on IR earlier today.
He has said in the past that he doesn’t care about anything but winning.
Ryan Callahan said to the Rangers website that the players were told shortly after Powe left the ice that he was doing okay.
Derek Stepan said of Powe, “he has only been here six or seven games but he has been a big part and has fit in really well in the locker room.”