The New York Rangers announced today that MRI testing has confirmed that defenseman Tomas Kloucek suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee during the third period of yesterday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Kloucek will undergo reconstructive surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament tear in his knee in approximately six weeks, after allowing time for the injured medial collateral ligament to heal. His leg will be placed in a brace during the initial six week period. Following the ACL surgery, the rehabilitation process for Kloucek is expected to last six months.
Kloucek, 20, has appeared in 43 games this season, registering a goal and four assists for five points, along with 74 penalty minutes.