Gaborik out indefinitely with concussion
Marian Gaborik, the Rangers' leading scorer last season, is out indefinitely with a concussion, coach John Tortorella said Sunday afternoon after the Rangers' 4-2 loss to Philadelphia at the Garden.
Gaborik told Tortorella after the first period against the Flyers, in which he played 4:39, that he "didn't feel well," Tortorella said in a postgame interview. "I left it up to him and Rammer [trainer Jim Ramsay], he told me 'no,' and I don't know what the timetable is."
Tortorella said he didn't know how the injury happened - "not in this game, I'm not sure when it happened" - leading to the possibility that the Slovakian right wing had been playing with a concussion.
"Maybe I shouldn't say that, maybe it did, he's been off and on, obviously I don't know when it happened," Tortorella said.
Gaborik will not make the plane trip to Carolina Monday and a player will be called up from Hartford.
Gaborik, who scored 42 goals last season, had missed 14 games this year, including 12 in October, with a separated left shoulder. He had no shots in the 1-0 loss to the Devils on Friday.