Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/22/11
In the preseason, Wojtek Wolski was slated to be the top line left winger on a line with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. After having a decent preseason, Wolski played in the first game of the regular season with the Rangers before missing the next four games with a groin injury. The Rangers eventually found a great replacement for him on the top line in Derek Stepan, which leaves Wolski’s status with the Rangers a little bit cloudy. Although he is now likely to slide into Erik Christensen’s spot on the fourth line, coach John Tortorella did not have very nice things to say about Wolski: We can’t get him out of the tub,” the coach said, despite the fact Wolski practiced yesterday after taking part in the morning skate on Tuesday. Asked whether that meant Wolski was getting hot-tub treatment for the groin, Tortorella said: “I guess.” This is clearly a shot at Wolski, as it appears that Torts is very frustrated with the winger, and his inability to get back on the ice. Wols...
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