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Brassard clarifies severity of ‘bum injury’

Dec 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck in overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) Getty Images

When Derick Brassard missed Wednesday’s practice, people were naturally wondering why and if the reason was serious enough to cause him to miss Thursday’s contest.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault got a chuckle out of that.

“He fell on his posterior,” Vigneault explained on Wednesday, according to the Bergen Record. “We gave him the day off. He should be all right tomorrow.”

As it happens though, the injury is more significant than he initially assumed.

“It’s really frustrating when you’re out because of a bum injury,” Brassard told the Record’s Andrew Gross. “It’s like, ‘C’mon, just play through it.’ I couldn’t skate.”

Brassard’s tailbone is also sore and at this point, he isn’t sure if he’ll be available for Sunday’s contest against Calgary.

That’s the kind of season the Rangers are having. They’ve entered the campaign with hopes of making a long postseason run, but they’re 15-17-1 after losing the first four contests of their current seven-game home trip.

  1. jasminedonut - Dec 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Typical F.C. with no heart…

  2. 950003cups - Dec 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    That’s the only player who can say “I busted my ass out there tonight” and really mean it.

  3. johnstone17 - Dec 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    He’s got a big crack in it !!!!!

  4. valoisvipers - Dec 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    I know a guy who broke his tail bone and the doc gave him some “Kick Ass” pain killers. Seriously though he was in great pain.

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