Found February 28, 2013 on
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
The hurting New York Rangers are getting healthy in a hurry.
After a slew of injuries in recent days, the Rangers are returning their regular lineup to the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night as they try to snap a four-game losing streak (0-3-1).
The skid coincided with the undisclosed injury to top forward Rick Nash, who sat out the previous four games with what is believed to be concussion symptoms.
Defensemen Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed) and Michael Del Zotto (lower body), who missed one game and two games respectively, also rejoined the lineup. New York got forward Darroll Powe back on Tuesday after he missed three games due to a concussion.
Rangers coach John Tortorella said Thursday before the game that he felt comfortable he could use all of his returning players in the same situations and for the full complement of playing time as he did before they were injured.
The only players out on Thursday were forward Arron Asham, who missed his fourth straight game, and defenseman Matt Gilroy, who sat out because of illness.
New York assigned young forward Chris Kreider, who has been in and out of the lineup, to Connecticut of the AHL on Thursday to make room on the roster. Fellow forwards Christian Thomas and Brandon Mashinter were sent down to Connecticut earlier this week.
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We Rangers fans were treated to two ridiculous goals last night from Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin. So I gotta ask, which one did you think was sweeter? Answer the poll and leave your comments below...
Who had the sweeter goal vs. Tampa last night: Rick Nash or Carl Hagelin?
Here's video of both goals...
...i got to go with the Hagelin goal. Just a beautiful...
Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed injury) and Rick Nash (undisclosed injury) were out on the ice for the Rangers' AM skate prior to tonight's matchup with the Lightning. According to multiple reports, McDonagh says he will be playing tonight. Rick Nash is likely to return.
Nash expects to play, just will test himself in warmups to make sure #NYR
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers...
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The Rangers have sent Chris Kreider back to the AHL’s Connecticut Whale, a move that was widely expected once the Rangers got healthy. Kreider was sent down last week, but was immediately recalled due to the Rick Nash “concussion” and played while he was out. With Nash back, Kreider can return to the Whale to work on his play without the puck.
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