The Rangers sent Grachev, who had no points and a minus-2 rating in six games, back to Hartford this morning. They're on the ice at the MSG Training Center in a few minutes, and Marian Gaborik will be joining the team for his first full practice since he suffered a separated shoulder in the Rangers' third game.
But don't expect Gaborik to return until Thursday at the very earliest, Sunday at the more likely target date.
So the Rangers, with four goals in their last three games, will have to lean on what they've got to generate more offense.
With Grachev sent down, Todd White will move back into a regular role for the time being.
More after practice.