NEWS: Steve Eminger Out Eight To Ten Weeks

According to Pat Leonard of the Daily News, Steve Eminger will be out 8-10 weeks due to a separated shoulder suffered on Saturday night against Phoenix.

The Rangers didn’t have a lot of depth on defense to begin with and now are without three of their top six defensemen for at least a month, with Marc Staal being the closest to coming back and he isn’t even that close yet. A lot will fall on Anton Stralman and Jeff Woywitka, if healthy, otherwise Tim Erixon gets another chance to show what kind of talent he has.

A lot will fall on the forwards to continue to backcheck and work in the defensive zone. There is inexperience and players that John Tortorella may not entirely trust about to play big or bigger minutes.