The team says the expected recovery period is between 6-8 months.
During New York’s shootout win on Sunday, as Blais and Subban were chasing the puck in the corner their skates made contact, causing Blais’ right leg to turn and collide with the boards. He fell to the ice immediately in pain and needed to be helped off minutes later.
Subban was not penalized on the play.
Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant said afterward that the incident looked “a lot like the Reaves one that I saw,” referencing another play involving Subban which happened during preseason that injured Ryan Reaves.
Even Subban’s own head coach began to pick up on this tripping trend after the Lucic trip.
“That is an undisciplined play that is not acceptable,” Devils head coach Lindy Ruff said. “[Subban] knows that. Not something we’re going to put up with.”
“It’s not good news for us,” Gallant said Tuesday. “But it happens. You gotta move on. I just feel for the kid.”