Update: 9:16PM: Joe says that Avery won’t return either. He blocked a shot in the second period.
Original Post: On MSG, Joe announced that Michael Sauer will not return due to a shoulder injury after taking a hit from Zac Rinaldo.
Larry Brooks tweeted that the injury was not believed to be serious.
Update: 2:49PM: Tuesday: Simmonds denied using a gay slur today.
Update: 2:03PM: With less than a minute to go Artem Anisimov scored to cut the lead in half. It’s 2-1 BLUE.
Update: 2PM: Gross says that Pavel Valentenko smooshed Christian Thomas along the boards
Update: 1:39PM: Andrew Gross says that Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan ran a give and go and Cally beat Biron to make it 2-0 Blue.
Update: 1:32PM: Michael Sauer beats Marty Biron to make it 1-0 for the BLUE team.
Update: 1:28PM: Jesse Spector says that Brandon Dubinsky knocked down Sean Avery and that Dan Girardi blocked a shot with his hand but didn’t miss a shift.
Jim Cerny tweets that Michael Sauer and Blake Parlett will not take part in the Rangers conditioning tests tomorrow due to knee injuries.
Parlett tweaked his knee during the Traverse City tournament and Sauer during the Rangers informal practices.
Sauer told Cerny that he thinks he will be on the ice soon.
They will have to do the testing at some point but they shouldn’t do anything until they are fully healthy.
Originally posted on December 10th.
“We never thought Michael Sauer would be in New York, but he and McDonagh became a very important part of our team.”
Jim Schoenfeld to Bruce Berlet at Howlings
Just like Brian Boyle. It goes to show you that you can’t rule anyone out in training camp and that guys that you didn’t expect much from can become big parts of the team.
Gilroy also said he’s enjoying being paired with Mike Sauer because Sauer is so defensive-minded it allows Gilroy some freedom to get up ice and join the attack. One of the most improved areas of Gilroy’s offensive game is the confidence he’s showing in knowing the right time to pinch and doing it effectively.
Andrew Gross of the Record
…The is key for Gilroy. If he can count on Sauer to be there defensively and to have his back, Gilroy can focus on playing his game to the best of his abilities. He didn’t entirely get that chance paired with Wade Redden last season.