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Debris falls from MSG ceiling, Knicks game cancelled (Rangers UPDATE)

                  That's according to release from Garden, which adds that building (under renovation) will not re-open until deemed safe. Knicks were to host Magic.

                Testing by the city's DEP today has found that the dust did not contain asbestos, according to Newsday and the AP.

                 Rangers will be on road Thursday in Philly and Friday in Newark anyway..

                 Next home game is against Blues on Sunday. Status of that unclear, although seems probable.

                 Assume it could be rescheduled or moved to another nearby site that's not booked, NCMC, Prudential, Izod, if necessary, now seems unlikely...


                 Newsday has been told the Coliseum is available on Sunday, as is the IZOD Center.  Prudential is booked.  Garden is saying nothing has been determined at the moment. The NHL is monitoring the situation. "We were advised the game tonight was cancelled out of "an abundance of caution." We are hopeful the matter will be resolved by Sunday," an NHL spokesman said. Seems as if it has.

                 Back on Feb. 11, 1994, a major snowstorm postponed the Rangers game at the Garden against the Quebec Nordiques. It was moved to March 2, with a March 2 game in Philly rescheduled for Feb. 28.

                  And while this is not weather or consturction-related, it is famous. In the 1950 Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus took precedence at the old Garden and the Rangers chose to play two "home" games on the neutral ice of Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. Nonetheless, the Rangers took a 3-2 lead in the series, but the Wings won at The Olympia in Game 6 and took Game 7 in double OT.




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