Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/22/12
The Rangers report just 12 players participated in today's optional practice.

...i usually try to stay pretty positive on the blog, but not today folks. 12 players? Are you kidding me? I know it was optional but I would have hoped after last night's performance every player would have been there today to work on getting better. The season is on the line tomorrow night!!!! Beyond disappointing.

After practice when asked if Brian Boyle was going to travel to Ottawa, John Tortorella answered that he didn't know.

...huge blow for the Rangers.

Tortorella also hinted that Chris Kreider will get more ice time tomorrow night because of his positive contributions as well as the ineffective play of others (via the Rangers Report).

...looking at you Mr. Dubinsky.

Finally, the Ottawa Senators report that Daniel Alfredsson participated in the Senators optional skate today and was "encouraged" by how it went.

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