We're told that Erik Christensen's right leg injury (hamstring/thigh/groin tweak) isn't serious and he is day-to-day. He sat most of the third period yesterday afternoon.
Moved FWC (Fabulous Weekly Chat) back from 1 p.m. again, seems to be a better time at this juncture of the season....The audience has been super; yours truly has been, uh, inconsistent, no? Ha ha...At least I'll never make lewd gestures.
Speaking of inconsistent, your Rangers dotted the "i" last night before 11,000-plus at the Coliseum.
There were some bad hops and questionable calls, but they need to raise the bar and push through them. Islanders never stopped working all afternoon. No Tavares, no Streit, no Okposo, and they nailed the two late PPs.
Nobody asked me but....
I'd reunite Staal and Girardi. Put Rozy back with DZ. Give Gilroy a chance with Sauer.
What to do when Chris Drury returns, presumably on Friday. Maybe Christensen gets a breather. Or someone else. Seems as if Derek Boogaard must play with Colton Orr in Leafs lineup. Does Derek Stepan move into EC's spot and Drury enters on 3rd line? No. 1 center for Leafs is rookie Tyler Bozak.
Perhaps Todd White (healthy scratch for first two games, waived and unclaimed), will be waived again and head to Hartford.
More later....including some stats...