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.
In what could be an elimination game at Madison Square Garden against the Bruins on Thursday night, Rangers coach John Tortorella has shaken up his lineup by benching struggling veteran Brad Richards.
Tortorella also is replacing injured defenseman Anton Stralman with Roman Hamrlik, and apparently will insert one of the little-used forwards Micheal Haley and Kris Newbury for Arron Asham.
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Rangers coach John Tortorella will not disclose his lineup this morning, and not speaking before game here at Verizon Center, so it sounds as if there will be some changes, unless this is just shadow-boxing.
We'll see in warmups, or get some inkling.
But between one and four players could dress for the first time since their injuries:
Forward Ryane Clowe, who has missed...Read more »
Albeit in a non-contacrt jersey, Ryane Clowe skated and shot for the first time since he was drilled by Bobby Sanguinetti against Carolina in the next to last game of the year.
He said he would not rule out playing in Game 2 tomorrow, that his conditioning was okay, but needed to check with doctors to determine whether he could take hits. He would not discuss his undisclosed injury.
Derek...Read more »