Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/11/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 12, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jim Cerny at nyrangers.com reports that neither Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) nor Brian Boyle (right leg) practiced with the team today. Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that the Rangers lack of information on Clowe makes it more and more likely he's dealing with a concussion. ...man, Clowe's physical game is perfect for playoffs. A prolonged absence due to a concussion would be a huge blow to the Rangers playoff success. ...also wonder where Boyle fits in right now. I don't think it's a given that he'll get right back into the line-up once healthy. Gross adds that Derek Dorsett underwent a CT scan on his broken clavicle but was not cleared for contact. Here's Dorsett on his status (via Daily News)... "You can't predict, but if everything keeps going the way it has, I hope to be ready sometime during this series." ...amazing to think that with Clowe's injury a guy who's never played a single game in a Rangers uniform could possibly be so integral to the Rangers success. Meanwhile, Marc Staal, who practiced in full with the team today, told Gross that there's no new progress in adjusting to blurred vision but that doesn't rule him out playing in playoffs at some point. ...i'm sorry folks I don't see how Staal can play in this series with his vision still blurred. Especially when he's going to be on the ice with a guy like Ovechkin who's always looking to catch a guy with his head down or not on a swivel. Here were the lines at practice (va Bergen Record)... Nash-Richards-Zuccarello Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan Kreider-Brassard-Pyatt Asham-Newbury-Powe Steve Zipay at Newsday adds that Michael Haley was practicing with the fourth line. ...that third line, I'm sort of up in the air about. At first glance, I wasn't that excited about it, but the more I think about it, it could work. Nice mix of speed and creativity with Brassard & Kreider and then Pyatt to do the heavy lifting and boardwork. Finally, Henrik Lundqvist tested out his new Swedish sports legends playoff mask that looked like this (via Rangers Instagram)... Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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