The Rangers hit the ice for practice this afternoon for the first time since returning from Europe, and head coach John Tortorella was already rolling new offensive lines and defensive pairings. Today was also the first time defenseman Jeff Woywitka - claimed off of waivers last week - practiced with the team.
Here's what the lines on offense looked like, per the Daily News:
Dubinsky - Richards - Gaborik
Fedotenko - Anisimov - Callahan
Prust - Stepan - Boyle
Zuccarello - Christensen - Rupp
As well as Ruslan Fedotenko has played with Artem Anisimov and Ryan Callahan on the second line, that spot should be Brandon Dubinsky's. Dubi is capable of skating on the first line, but his real home is with Artie and Cally, and it baffles me that the coach chooses to ignore that.
Wojtek Wolsi (groin) did not skate today, but once he returns he should fill the left wing spot on the first line. He may not be the best option, but putting him there will better balance out the...