i would think as long as no other links are bent you would be fine. two links short isnt a big diffrence and if you dont use your biggest front sprocket then it for sure wouldnt be a problem. make sure the rest of the chain is in good shape though
Bingo as usual by AZ. It will work with Shimano chain. I only use sram chains now but did this when using shimano chains. I also carry extra 9 and 10 sp power links in my back pack. They come in handy occasionally.AZ.MTNS said:Just get yourself a SRAM power link , match it to your chain , 9 speed chain = 9 speed link .