Some tough news if you’re a fan of the New York Rangers.
Fast suffered the injury after being flattened by Alex Ovechkin in last night’s 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.
The 25-year-old has been a key contributor for New York this season. He’s up to five goals and 15 assists in 59 games. He’s also second in shorthanded ice time and in hits among all Rangers forwards.
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault gave an update on Fast’s status after practice. The forward is expected to be out for anywhere between two to three weeks, which seems a lot better than “out indefinitely”.
In other injury news, Vigneault says he’s hoping defenseman Kevin Klein (back spasms) can skate tomorrow.