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.
Saturday updates: Lundqvist, Del Zotto
So the early crew that made it to the optional morning skate in Raleigh (MSG's John Giannone as well as Jim Cerny, and Andrew Gross) provided some tweets that indicate Henrik Lundqvist saying his hamstring is feeling fine and is good to go, so expect him to play tonight vs the Canes.
Same with D Michael Del Zotto, who had not heard from the NHL and apparently will not have a disciplinary hearing for his high elbow, which was apparently deemed unintentional, to the head of James Neal, which knocked him out of last night's game.
No official lineup---Tortorella will meet the press before the game---but If all that stands, sounds like the same fellows dressing. Marty Biron, Matt Gilroy and J.T. Miller were the only ones on ice at the optional. .
More from Raleigh later, kids...