Just landed. Six hours to Atlanta, windswept and T-storms. Don't ask.

              Heard NYR charter was delayed as well.  

               At practice, Brandon Prust (as in rust and trust) took Sean Avery's place on the third line, according to Mr. Reiber. Not sure why Avery played just two shifts in the third yesterday, I wasn't there to ask Torts. But I'm told he had good things to say about Prust.

              A big attraction was Alex Auld's new mask, which is designed to honor at least three former Rangers goalies: Richter, Giacomin and Davidson.

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              Michal Rozsvial didn't skate.

              Need to get some humid, cloying Southern air in these lungs. Back later.