Found December 08, 2011 on Rangers Report:
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John Tortorella spoke about Michael Del Zotto’s progress, about what he expects from Anton Stralman tonight, and how his team has, for two seasons, dealt with injuries without being effected. Here is the pre-game press conference: John Tortorella:  
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