One man’s injury absence is another player’s opportunity, although the New York Rangers might be thrilled with this particular trade-off.
Back issues that left Rick Nash questionable are bad enough that he won’t play against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. The Rangers didn’t discuss his actual injury, just stating that he’s day-to-day.
With that, Emerson Etem gets the aforementioned opportunity, and he needs it.
It’s a chance to prove himself whether he gets a plum job or not.
We’ll see if a Rangers team that still looks awfully spry can remain so against what’s been an up-and-down Avs squad on Friday.