Every team deals with injuries but it seemed like the Rangers suffered more than their fair share this past season.
It started with goalie Luke Opilka who came into camp on the shelf after having off-season hip surgery. The netminder didn’t really settle in until about two months into the schedule.
By then fellow netminder Chris McGonigle (hip) was knocked out for the season. So too were veteran defenceman Connor Hall (shoulder) and Doug Blaisdell (knee). Rearguards Andrew Burns (hand) and Frank Hora (concussion) joined the list near or during the playoffs.
The team was missing four of its top five blueliners in the playoffs and it showed as Owen Sound made quick work of the Rangers by eliminating the club in five games in the opening round.