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Toronto Maple Leafs Sweep New York Rangers in OT: Gaborik and Drury Injured

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  Fredrik Sjostrom #11 of the Toronto Maple Leafs checks Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 7, 2010 in New York, New York. The Rangers defeated the Maple Leafs 5-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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David GrilloContributor IOctober 16, 2010

The New York Rangers have solved their scoring problem, unfortunately, they're also giving up a lot. Toronto Maple Leafs capped the Rangers in OT yesterday as the Rangers receive their second disappointing loss in two games.

The Rangers were at one point behind three to one. Luckily Brian Boyle scored two goals in the third period to force a much deserved and needed overtime. Toronto would eventually come out on top with a goal in OT.

Unfortunately, the loss to Toronto is the least of the the Rangers current problems. Chris Drury, who had been out since week one of the preseason with a broken finger, broke that same finger in a different place in the game against Toronto.

Drury is expected to miss another six weeks in addition to the month he's also spent on the injury reserve. And to make matters worse, Marian Gaborik, the Rangers' leading scorer, was also injured. 

Colby Armstrong received a boarding penalty after hitting Gaborik into the boards from excess of three feet away. Gaborik suffered a separated left shoulder and is expected to be out for two to three weeks.

The Rangers are now finding themselves in the most difficult situation they've had to face in quite some time. John Tortorella had this to say after the game, "I don't even know who were bringing up yet,I just don't know how it's all going to shake out."

Hopefully the New York Rangers will be able to come up with some decent solutions before the injuries really begin to do damage to their statistics.

UPDATE: In addition to Gaborik and Drury, Prospal is going through with a season ending surgery. He will be out indefinitely. 


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