Overcast 54° Good Morning
Overcast 54° Good Morning

Morning Skate:


                  Loose practice with everybody on ice except Vinny Prospal, who was resting his knee but working with trainers in the weight room..Donald Brashear filled in...Henrik Lundqvist will be backed up on the trip by Matt Zaba; Chad Johnson left for Hartford after practice, where he will play two of three this weekend...No plans to call up a seventh D. "They're not tired," said coach John Tortorella. "It's an organization decision. The six defensemen we have here are the best six right now."...Rangers will be releasing a statement on former PR exec, historian and author John Halligan's passing at 68 of complications from Parkinson's Disease later this afternoon....Headed to Philly myself later...There will likely be an optional pre-game practice tomorrow at Wachovia Center... 

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