J.J. Putz was expected to rehab with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Tuesday night.
Then, during Omar Minaya’s conference call, he told reporters that Putz was scratched from his scheduled appearance in Brooklyn to, “give him a little more time.”
In his post-game conference, Jerry Manuel told reporters that he didn’t believe Putz would return this year. It was later revealed that Putz has a slight tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.
He will not need surgery.
Putz has been shut down for the remainder of the season.