Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 12/10/11

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Steve Eminger #44 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on January 20, 2007 in Washington, D.C. The Panthers won 4-1. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Mike Sauer remains day to day but with a concussion the Rangers are likely to be very careful with the ever improving defenseman. That brings in to focus the current defensive corps and the (lack of) depth the Rangers currently have on the big club. Your bottom three defenseman should not be named Steve Eminger, Jeff Woywitka and Anton Stralman. Especially when you have Mike Del Zotto in the top six improving but still developing. The Rangers need to look at other options in case Sauer misses extended time. Sauer out brings us to the Rangers options on the farm. It’s highly unlikely (barring an extended losing streak) that the Rangers will go outside of the organisation. If that was an option at this stage, they may already have added another player. However, depending on the style the Rangers want to play there are two options in Connecticut; Pavel Valentenko and Tim Erixon. While Erixon has already accumulated some NHL time with the Rangers (and certainly didn’t embarrass himself)...
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