Blue Notes

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.

Wade Redden out a week for Rangers; Bobby Sanguinetti on his way

 Sanguinetti didn't arrive in Tampa in time to practice with the Rangers, but he'll be here by tonight. And he's playing tomorrow against the Lightning -- John Tortorella said Wade Redden is out 5-to-7 days with an upper-body injury, believed to be a right shoulder injury suffered 4:50 into last night's 2-1 shootout win over the Panthers.

Ales Kotalik (strained ribcage muscle) practiced today and said he'd had a drastic improvement in two days. "I couldn't lift my arm 36 hours ago," he said, "so that's good." He's a gameday decision tomorrow.

Sanguinetti is a right-handed shot, so Tortorella will have to juggle with four right-handed D-men among his six. Tortorella suggested Matt Gilroy might be the top candidate to play some on the left side, but there will be mixing and matching based on game situations tomorrow night.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Blue Noters, and enjoy the day. We'll be back at you tomorrow from the morning skate.


Tags: Rangers , Bobby Sanguinetti , Wade Redden , John Tortorella , Matt Gilroy , Ales Kotalik

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