Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
Marian Gaborik, Ryan McDonagh returning vs Flyers
Both skated yesterday and are healthy, coach John Tortorella just said. It will be Gaborik's first game after missing six with concussion symptoms. "The doctors cleared him. He's all in." Gaborik will play with Prospal and Avery.
Is playing Gaborik against the Flyers, who will look to bang him on every shift, the right move? Hmmm. I might've waited until Anaheim on Wednesday, but obviousl
"Protect him?," Tortorella asked, then said he wanted Gaborik to be aggressive. "That's hockey."
Erik Christensen will sit, as will Steve Eminger. Tortorella said Christensen's scratch was in part due to the opponent, as well as his play, and made the choice among several players.