John Tortorella was asked if he had any special words to anxious Rangers who might be on the market at the trading deadline. You can imagine the response, which began with "No."

         "After I finish with you guys," he told a few reporters, "we have a tape [session] to get prepared for Pittsburgh. Whatever comes our way today, before 3 o'clock, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

            "But this is our club. This is our club and we're using this day not to sit around and wait but to try to prepare for Pittsburgh." 

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            Voros and Lisin both skated with the Rangers, having cleared waivers.

            No confirmation from the Rangers on a minor deal for Detroit's Kris Newberry (for Jordan Owens).