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Bleeding All Blue:
Over the summer there was much speculation concerning the
subject of who would be the left wing to pair with Brad Richards and Marian
Gaborik on the top line for the New York Rangers. My position throughout was that Wojtek Wolski
would get the first chance to prove he could utilize his talent playing with
those two elite players. Reports from
camp have said there is chemistry from the trio, but Wolski has been battling a
groin issue for the last week and is no lock to play this Friday in the season
opener. The hope is Wolski will practice
tomorrow and play on Friday, but the Rangers also have to prepare in case that doesn’t
While Wolski has been on the shelf, coach John Tortorella
has been shuffling Brian Boyle, Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Dubinsky in and
out with his Richards and Gaborik looking for who could fill the spot. If Wolski is unavailable on Friday which
Rangers’ forward should get the spot on the top line?
Based on their ...
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New York Rangers left wing Wojtek Wolski is listed as day-to-day with a groin injury.
Wolski is entering his first full season with the Rangers. He has been penciled in to skate on the team's top line with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.
A first-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2004, Wolski has a combined 12 goals and 23 assists in 73 games with Phoenix and New York last season.
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