The Rangers limp into a noon skate today minus Marian Gaborik and Chris Drury, and likely with a new winger from Hartford to face Colorado at the Garden Monday night, possibly Mats Zuccarello, given the lack of scoring depth on right wing.
Ryan Callahan is the No. 1 right wing with Gaborik out, and coach John Tortorella will likely look at different combinations, so stay tuned later when we get a glimpse.
And then there is the matter of a possible Sean Avery suspension for the double-slash on Mike Komisarek, creating an opening on left wing. Seems clear that Vinny Propsal will be placed on LTIR, creating a little cap space, and Drury as well.
Erik Christensen should be on the ice to determine the progress of his groin injury. Will Todd White get a chance to play? There were some rumblings among Rangers insiders last night before Drury went down that White might get an opportunity between Gaborik and Frolov. Now that's out, but White also can play the wing. Dale Weise, Dane Byers and maybe even Evgeny Grachev also are possibilities to fill a temporary gap.
Zuccarello, Anisimov and Frolov? Dubi-EC-Cally?
Oh and the d? Hmmm. Anybody seen a lefty?