Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 1/24/13

DENVER - NOVEMBER 19: Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 19, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 5-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
With Gilroy, Asham and Kreider scratched, Steve Eminger will play 2nd straight game on defense and Stu Bickel will play on fourth line again — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 24, 2013 Jim Cerny at newyorkrangers.com adds that Kris Newbury will also be in the line-up. ...i know with a shortened season, it's hard to give Kreider too long of a leash to figure this out, but I thought they'd give him another chance. Although, as I mentioned in my previous post, tonight could get out of hand physically and the Rangers might just be protecting him. ...while I'd normally critique a line-up including Rupp, Bickel and Newbury, Torts has done the correct thing making sure there's enough protection for his skill players from the Flyer goon squad. ...also, what's up with Asham? These are the games he was brought in for and he's missing it for precautionary reasons? Here's Ryan Callahan on Kreider's struggles (via Bergen Record)... “(Kreider) is young still, eve...
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