After Rangers John Tortorella detailed how defenseman Steve Eminger would miss the next 8-10 weeks due to a shoulder injury Monday following practice, the head coach then provided updates on several other of the Blueshirts' walking wounded. Tortorella said that winger Wojtek Wolski might be ready for game action in another "week to ten days" as he battles back from sports hernia surgery; that defenseman Jeff Woywitka was questionable for Tuesday's game in New Jersey with a sore foot; and that defenseman Michael Sauer "has gone through a little physical activity" since suffering a concussion against the Maple Leafs two weeks ago, but "he's not going to be with us for a bit." As a precaution to Woywitka not being able to play Tuesday, Tortorella inidcated that Tim Erixon will join the team in time for the game against the Devils "on an emergecny basis." Prior to Tortorella's meeting with the press, defenseman Marc Staal---who has missed the entire season due to a concussion---said that he might be able to take part in contact drills at practice "with the next few days" if he continues to feel no aftereffects from practicing with his teammates, as he did on Monday. "I feel good, though I am still trying to get in better shape in the weight room and trying to get my conditioning back to where it should be in order to play," explained Staal. "It's fun coming back to the rink now and feeling good when I am skating. It's been a long time since I had that feeling." Share your thoughts below on the latest round of injury updates for the Blueshirts.
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