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Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have new lines at practice and appear to be dressing 12 forwards and 6 defensemen:
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Brad Richards-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Taylor Pyatt/Benoit Pouliot-Brian Boyle-Arron Asham
Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett
Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
John Moore-Justin Falk/Dylan McIlrath
Gross also noted that Pyatt and McIlrath skated together as a defensive pairing, indicating they might be the healthy scratches for tomorrow’s game.
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from Darren Dreger of The Dreger Report,
Meanwhile, New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather continues to shop defenceman Michael Del Zotto.
Toronto is among the teams with some interest, but the expected return of a young defenceman may be too steep for the Leafs. It's believed the Rangers would prefer a right-handed shot on the blue line, so Cody Franson is...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
John Tortorella didn’t want to talk much about the injury to rookie defenceman Ryan Stanton, but he had something to say about the call made on the play.
Wild heavyweight Zenon Konopka received a two-minute tripping minor after he shoved Stanton from behind and into the end boards early in the second period. Stanton fell awkwardly...
Progress was made Sunday night at the Garden for the Rangers, albeit incrementally.
The first 15 minutes felt like a replay of Friday night’s forgettable performance, yet by the end of the evening, the Rangers had two points and Henrik Lundqvist was able to celebrate for a moment in this uneven season of his.
The King’s stop on Mikael Backlund in the seventh round of the shootout...
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On today’s Dreger Report, Darren Dreger noted that the Rangers are still shopping Michael Del Zotto, and that the Leafs are still a potential fit. Since the Rangers are looking for a right-handed shot on the blue line, Cody Franson is the name that Dreger has thrown out as a potential target. Dreger also mentions that Jake Gardiner is being shopped by the Leafs.
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