On Drury, who has missed two months:
"He’s been wanting to go for a little bit here. He’ll take some faceoffs, kill some peanlties. It gives us a little bit of juice, our captain’s back in the lineup… I think he’s well-respected. Dru’s not a holler guy in the room. He leads by example, I think when you look at him how hard he’s worked, in coming back, same thing goes for Prospal, another one of our older guys, I think that adds something to your locker room. And he’s been known to make big plays at big times in big games, so we’ll see where it goes…"
On scratching Eminger for Gilroy, who played right wing against the Thrashers and is back on D: "That was a tough decision, we're hoping to maybe get out of our end zone a little quicker, as far as the first pass, and maybe add some offense."
Reading the Tea Leaves:
Was Thursday Sean Avery's last game on the Rangers roster? Will he start in Hartford next season to save $1.9 mil in cap space? Avery has been woefully ineffective this season. Granted, his ice time has dropped but has just three goals and is a minus-4.
Does Eminger, an unrestricted free agent, have a future in NY?