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Unclear whether Brad Richards dresses tonight

Brad Richards looks to pass in the third

Brad Richards looks to pass in the third period of a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Jan. 24, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

Brad Richards, whose head hit the boards after a shove from behind by Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta, skated this morning but left before the finish and wasn't available to speak to the media in the locker room afterward. He looked a little stiff one the ice, perhaps a back issue.

If Richards, who may have skated on his own yesterday, doesn't dress, there are several options.

A call up from the AHL:  Conceivable, but nothing yet.  Doesn't necessarily have to be a center, J.T. Miller could slide from wing to center.

Matt Gilroy could play forward. He stayed on the ice late for conditioning drills.

The problem is that Arron Asham remains out with back spasms, although he is said to be slowly improving.

Henrik Lundqvist will be in net against the Flyers.


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