Kasparaitis Sidelined 10-12 Weeks with Knee Injury
/ New York Rangers
The New York Rangers announced today that defenseman Darius Kasparaitis has suffered a tibial plateau fracture and a Grade 1 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain in his left knee. The nature of the injury was revealed today following a MRI and medical examination by team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Feldman. Kasparaitis is expected to be sidelined 10 to 12 weeks with the injury.
Kasparaitis sustained the injury to his left knee at the 9:12 mark of the second period in Monday's match vs. the Boston Bruins at the FleetCenter, following a collision with Bruins defenseman Dan McGillis.
He currently ranks second among Rangers defensemen with a plus-11 rating. In 44 games this season, Kasparaitis has registered one goal and nine assists for 10 points, along with 48 penalty minutes.