NEW YORK (AP) — Russian forward Alex Frolov’s first season with the New York Rangers in the NHL is over because of a significant injury to his right knee.
The Rangers said Sunday that the 28-year-old left winger has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a second degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament and a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require season-ending surgery.
Frolov was injured when St. Louis Blues forward Brad Winchester fell over his leg in the third period of New York’s 2-1 win on Saturday night.
The Russian signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rangers after spending seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. He posted seven goals and nine assists in New York’s first 43 games after scoring 19 goals last season.
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