Just when it looked as though the Kitchener Rangers were getting healthy, the injury bug returned.
This time it's forwards Eric Ming and Keli Grant, both of whom left Friday's 4-1 win over Owen Sound. Ming is day to day with a charley horse while Grant is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Kitchener Rangers forwards who have not missed action due to injuries: Brett Clampitt, Josh Sterk, Zach Lorentz, Curtis Meighan, Ben Thomson, Brandon Lesway and Brent Pedersen.
Matia Marcantuoni showed signs of his old self in last night's tilt, which is encouraging.
As for sick bay, the Rangers have tons of defencemen but no healthy scratched forwards. That might mean seven blueliners against Guelph on Sunday.
In other Rangers-related news:
Draft pick Justin Bailey scored the opening goal in his USHL debut as the Indiana Ice beat Youngstown 5-2 last night.
This blogger seems to suggest that starting John Gibson led to the downfall of the U.S. at the world juniors. Scoring goals seemed to be a bigger issue in that game, no?
Rangers' rookie Brent Pedersen picked up two goals in Team Ontario's 7-2 win over Sweden last night at the Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor.
Off to Guelph tomorrow. In the meantime, have a Happy New Year.