Hidden in all the Nash news last week, came some potentially huge news for the Rangers blueline. While there has been no confirmation from the team, Dave Maloney did an interview last week on 630AM CHED out of Edmonton and threw in this little tidbit:
“Apparently he’s making tremendous progress. He’s feeling a lot better. So you take Tim Erixon out of the mix, there’s a hope or a thought that Sauer is better….there’s a lot of hope that Michael Sauer can be the Michael Sauer of two years ago.”
There’s a lot of info in this interview but…Sauer is doing better? I’m pretty sure this is the most amazing news to come out for the Rangers last week and in case you forgot, it was a pretty big week with news. I was a huge Sauer fan when he came up because I felt he was the type of player our blueline was missing. (For those who don’t remember his style, think Bickel but much better defensively.) Honestly, I just want him to be feeling better so he can live his day-to-day life. Coming back to play would just be a bonus but Rangers fans should feel excited if there’s a possibility he is close. No matter where he is in his recovery, he shouldn’t rush back. Personally, I still doubt he will be ready for training camp but does this news mean another mid-season defensive boost is in the Rangers future?