Talbot Hurting

Some tough luck all of a sudden for the parent New York Rangers’ Wolf Pack-produced depth guys, as backup goaltender Cam Talbot was held out of the big club’s practice Sunday due to an undisclosed injury.

Cam Talbot (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Cam Talbot (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

This seemed to come right out of the blue, after J.T. Miller was felled by an upper-body issue that caused him to miss the last two games of New York’s six-game ouster of Montreal in the Eastern Conference Finals.  According to media reports, Miller has resumed skating but is not yet ready to play.

With Talbot questionable, David LeNeveu made the trip with the Rangers to Los Angeles for Wednesday night’s Stanley Cup Finals opener.  LeNeveu, who had a tremendous finish to the season with the Wolf Pack, whom he joined January 14, told the New York media, “It’s been a crazy year.  To come in here and enjoy the run with them (the Rangers) has been unbelievable, a great experience.

“I just didn’t want to quit playing. Thankfully, I was able to come up, still practice every day and stay in condition. It’s been a ride. This team’s not done yet, either.”

LeNeveu had been among the “black aces” practicing as a separate group from the main team, in case the Rangers needed injury reinforcements.

Talbot has made a pair of relief appearances, totaling 46 minutes, for the Rangers this postseason, stopping 11 of the 13 shots he has faced.  That’s after putting up outstanding regular-season stats of a 12-6-1 record, 1.64 GAA, 94.1% save percentage and three shutouts.


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