Preparing for the return of the King: Skapski sent down

Mackenzie Skapski (Bill Wippert/Getty Images)

Skapski returning to minors (Bill Wippert/Getty Images)

MacKenzie Skapski will be returned to Hartford after a brief stint with the big club. Larry Brooks is reporting that Henrik Lundqvist will dress tomorrow versus Ottawa.

As for the kid, he put on a nice show in his two games in the NHL against Buffalo. His stat line reads:

2 GP: 2 wins, 1 shutout, .50 GAA, .978 SV%

Larry Brooks did throw in a hint that Lundqvist might play on Thursday but it still seems highly unlikely. Especially after Alain Vigneault said yesterday that it would be a “stretch”.

As I wrote on our flagship site, FullTilt Hockey Network – we think Sunday at the Garden against the Capitals makes the most sense.