After returning from a wrist injury last Saturday, Derek Dorsett was forced to miss last night’s contest between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres due to the same aliment. Wrist injuries are particularly debilitating to hockey players, since both passing and shooting require a full range on painless motion.
Dorsett earns most of his living by fighting, so a hand injury is amplified for him a great deal.
No Justin Falk in pre-game warmups so John Moore will replace Falk while Taylor Pyatt is in for Derek Dorsett (wrist)
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 5, 2013
It’s unclear at this point whether or not Dorsett was just sitting for another game or if this injury will continue to nag him over the next few weeks. It’s been called a sprain, so rest is probably the best way for the forward to get back to 100%. This is the third time in five games that Dorsett has been forced to the sidelines with the injury, and the Blueshirts are likely going to make sure he’s back in top form before icing him again.
New York played well enough in the bruisers absence, keeping the Sabres scoreless until the closing moments of the contest. The Rangers jump right back into action tomorrow night against the New Jersey Devils. Dorsett’s status for that contest is unknown.