Found October 23, 2011 on The Rangers Tribune:
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The Rangers need to improve their overall game, which was the message from head coach John Tortorella during this morning's practice in Edmonton before the team flew out to Winnipeg. But where they have been their weakest is on defense and part of that is due to the fact that both Marc Staal and Michael Sauer have been out of the lineup. While there still has been no updates on Staal as of late, Michael Sauer has been showing signs of improvement and is getting closer to his return.  According to the Daily News, Sauer looked much stronger and faster in today's practice and the gritty defenseman said that the final hurdle will be how the training staff feels about him getting hit. I think as far as physical shape goes, Sauer is golden. But a defenseman is hit more than any other player, especially in the corners, and most of those hits occur at the shoulder area. That is where Sauer has been having problems.  I know that Sauer has been given designated days off of practic...
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