Ryan Jones Gone For Likely Rest of the Season

As is being reported by the Edmonton Sun, "Newly acquired winger Ryan Jones is likely done for the season after the Derek Boogaard cheap shot in the first period of Jones’s first home game with the Oilers.

He has a second-degree tear in the MCL of his right knee and will miss about four weeks. With only five weeks left in the season, it doesn’t look good for a return."

It seems strange that Jones who tried to come back to the game and did a post game interview in which he stated he feels not bad is out so long, but if you go back and look at the hit, you're first impression was he'd be done for the year, so I suppose we shouldn't be surprised.

The hit cost two games and about $21,000 to Boogaard who was suspended, but the end result for the Oilers is that they lack the opportunity to get a good look at a newly aquired Ryan Jones, who the Oilers hoped would fit nicely in a 4th or 3rd line role.

With one year after this left on his deal, the Oilers are looking to have Jones fill a spot that might be left by a departing Ethan Moreau or Fernando Pisani if either player is moved before the start of the 2010/2011 NHL season.


Post a Comment

More To Read