Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 26: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders on December 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
#NYR will have Dan Girardi back in lineup tonight, he confirmed as much after morning skate...Boyle, Bickel, Eminger late on ice, likely out — Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) February 10, 2013 Girardi is expected to be back with his defensive partner Ryan McDonagh. ...great news on Girardi as I was definitely starting to get panicky. Also happy to see Gilroy get the nod again over Bickel or Eminger. His game has gotten better with every shift. ...really hoping for an inspired effort from the Rangers tonight with this line-up, because I think it's by far the best they've put on the ice this season. If they falter you know Torts will start tinkering. ...with Rupp gone and Bickel in the press box, I'm concerned about a lack of toughness, but it just means more pressure on Asham to step up. Henrik Lundqvist will be between the pipes. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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