By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
The Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified, the lockout is over. Players that were shipped to the AHL to play until the lockout ended are heading back to their respective NHL clubs. Or at least preparing to do so.
But Saturday night, Chad Kolarik, worked on his puck handling in front of the visitor bench at Giant Center in Hershey. Pa., 166 miles away from where the New York Rangers were getting ready to take the ice for the first day of training camp. A training camp he attended last summer with a promising chance to make it onto the Rangers roster and for the first time in his career, be in the NHL for more than a handful of games. However, a torn ACL during camp would put an end to that promise, sidelining Kolarik for the entire season.
As some teammates packed up their hockey bags and the lives they made in Connecticut over the last four months to head to the city that never sleeps to get back to work for the Rangers, Kolarik o...