Rangers Dinged Up As They Prepare To Resume Play

Dorsett appears ready for action. (NYDN)

Dorsett appears ready for action. (NYDN)

Derek Dorsett was in a full contact jersey at practice today but Marc Staal remains out. That is the third straight practice he’s missed as NYR get set to play Thursday. 

Andrew Gross of NJ.com said he has not been ruled out against the Blackhawks just yet. Dorsett is also no sure thing according to Alain Vigneault, but all signs point to his availability. As for Staal, he is day-to-day with back spasms.

IS LUNDQVIST READY? The Rangers head coach has not named a goalie for tomorrow. He said he will speak with Henrik and see how he feels. My first guess is time off is in order since Lundqvist played the maximum games possible at the Olympics. Fully prepare yourself for a Cam Talbot start.

 

REPLACING ZUCC

Mats Zuccarello will miss at least 7 games with his hand injury. Dorsett will certainly find himself on the third line with Brassard and Pouliot. We should also expect a JT Miller call up again as the extra forward.

THE TRADE DEADLINE

Listen to these names: Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman. All have something in common, they become UFA’s on July 1st and all are available for the right price. We shall see.

FTR is prepping a new feature on the Cally Crisis which should be available soon.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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