Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Roman Hamrlik will be a healthy scratch today vs. his former team the Washington Capitals because of John Tortorella's concern about his conditioning... “He’s got to get in shape. We had a back to back and now we’re playing three in not even four (days). He’s got to get some conditioning for him to be effective.” Here's Hamrlik on missing the game against his ex-mates... “I’m not playing tomorrow, hopefully, we’re going to get two points,” Hamrlik said. “And it’s going to be an intense game because last year I was with Washington playing in the playoffs against my (new) team. They’re playing much better hockey right now. We have to have a good start and stay out of the (penalty) box. They have good players on the power play like (Mike) Ribeiro and (Alex) Ovechkin. “I’m just sad I’m not playing but I have to work on my conditioning.” ...while I don't disagree that Hamrlik needs to get into shape, I'm surprised
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