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Rangers rookie defenseman Lampman out four to six weeks

The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Rangers defenseman Bryce Lampman separated his left shoulder in New York’s exhibition game Thursday night and will be sidelined four to six weeks.

Lampman was checked following a faceoff late in the second period by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jody Shelley.

“My knees buckled so I knew something wasn’t right,” said the 21-year-old Lampman, who left Madison Square Garden with his arm in a sling after the 5-0 preseason victory.

Lampman split time last season between the Rangers’ AHL affiliate in Hartford and his junior team _ Kamloops of the Western Hockey League.

“You try to do what you can but it’s bad luck,” said Lampman, who separated his right shoulder some time ago. “You have a couple of good games and then something like this sets you behind.”

He was impressive in his first three preseason games before Thursday night with one assist and two penalty minutes. Lampman was impressing coach and general manager Glen Sather and earned 10 minutes, 57 seconds of ice time over 13 shifts Thursday.

Sather said Lampman would be out four weeks. Lampman was told four to six weeks.

“He’s been playing really well, too. It’s too bad,” Sather said.

Sather provided more positive news about another injured defenseman, Brian Leetch.

Leetch is recovering from a bruised left ankle that has kept him out the entire preseason. Leetch was injured in practice when he was struck by a shot while trying out new skates. It was a similar injury to one that kept him out 31 games last season.

Sather said that a scan showed that Leetch’s ankle is healing properly and quicker than last season.

“I think he’ll be back,” Sather said. “He may try skating again next week.”


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