The Rangers announced on Friday that earlier in the day defenseman Dylan McIlrath underwent surgery to repair a dislocated kneecap. No timetable regarding McIlrath's rehab and return to action has been announced at present.
McIlrath was injured during a scrimmage collision with fellow prospect Kyle Jean during last week's development camp at the MSG Training Center. McIlrath, who went to deliver an open-ice hit on Jean in the high slot, hurt his knee on the play and writhed on the ice in pain for several minutes. However McIlrath seemed relieved later the same day when he believed there was no structural damage.
The diagnosis of the dislocated kneecap came upon his visit to team doctors.
McIlrath, the Rangers first round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, is entering his first profesisonal season after finishing his junior career with Moose Jaw. He is still hopeful of vying for a spot on the Rangers blueline this upcoming season.
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