Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/28/13

SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 03: Carlo Colaiacovo #28 of the St. Louis Blues lines up for a faceoff during their game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion on December 3, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Extra East scouts not usually in LA for DET-LAK: BUF WPG MTL PIT TOR PHI NYR — Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) February 28, 2013 ...Datsyuk? Yeah right. Actually, D Carlo Colaiacovo is expected to return from a shoulder injury Sunday, which would put nine defensemen on the Red Wings roster. Rangers could be looking to sure up the blueline. Maybe a guy like Jonathan Ericsson, who's been in the league, has playoff experience and can play a physical game? However, he has one more year on his contract that pays him $3.25 million per. *** Meanwhile, Larry Brooks at the New York Post says that there is no update on the Rangers possible interest in Colorado's Ryan O'Reilly. However, Adam Dater at the Denver Post reports that the Rangers had scouts at the Colorado/Sharks game Tuesday night. ...as I've said, O'Reilly is a great talent, but I'm not convinced he's what this tam needs right now. No need to give up on young homegrown talent for a defensive, second line center. ...
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