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Gaborik Unsure Of His Status

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When Marian Gaborik said he didn’t know if he would be able to play tonight in Ottawa despite having headaches yesterday morning, the Rangers winger was talking like a man with a brain injury.

“He still has symptoms,” John Tortorella said when asked if Gaborik might be in the lineup.

Yet, Gaborik accompanied the Rangers on the charter flight to Canada’s capital following the team’s 3-1 loss to the Wild at the Garden.

Yet, the Rangers are not having a morning skate.

Yet, neither the coach nor anyone else testified that Gaborik definitely would not play, so, as strange as it seems, and especially regarding an organization that historically has been conservative with concussion victims, who really knows?

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Talking Playoffs For Leafs, Devils and Rangers

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN talks, Leafs, Devils and Rangers….

Burnside: Devils fans, like those who populate Leaf Nation, are pinning their hopes on improbable runs continuing and on the continuing mediocrity of the teams ahead of them, as you noted. Nothing wrong with that. I think we’ll know a lot more about the Leafs and their chances after tonight’s game in Philly and then Saturday’s home date with Chicago….

LeBrun: Let me say this about Kovalchuk, who scored the winner last night. Over the past two months, he’s justified every penny the Devils invested in him. He was the best player on the ice last night and yes, Steven Stamkos was on the other team. Too little, too late? Maybe. But if the worst outcome is just falling short and realizing the potential on this team, Devils fans can sleep this summer knowing next season won’t hold the same nightmare in the opening half….

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Trade:  John Mitchell to NYR

via TSN Bob McKenzie:  Toronto trades John Mitchell to the New York Rangers

Details to follow…

added 3:!3pm, 7th rounder given up by Rangers

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Video- Goalie Push?

I wish I could find a video with multiple angles, but I can’t so we can only judge by this video.

Brandon Prust with a shorty today against Roloson and the Lightning, but the replays I saw showed Prust pushing Roloson’s left leg into the net, then the puck follows.

The play was reviewed, but there is nothing Toronto can do about the stick push, so they were probably reviewing if the net came of its anchors before the puck crossed the line or perhaps a kicking motion from Prust.

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Video- Tortorella Not Happy After Loss To Lightning

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Video- Derek Stepan Hit On Mike Green

Green is questionable to return and no penalty on the play.

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Be Prepared To Pay For Brad Richards

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

That Joe Nieuwendyk, GM of the Stars, who knew he had such a sense of humor?

The Post has learned Nieuwendyk told Rangers GM Glen Sather on Tuesday that it would cost the Blueshirts three young studs off the roster, believed to be Marc Staal, Brandon Dubinsky and Derek Stepan, for the privilege of renting Brad Richards.

Never mind that Richards, who has a no-move clause in his contract, has not yet been asked for a list of clubs for which he would be willing to waive it, according to agent Pat Morris in a phone conversation yesterday with The Post.

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Report- Gaborik May Have A Concussion

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Marian Gaborik, who did not accompany the Rangers here after being diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday, will be examined by a specialist in Manhattan at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

While the Rangers remain uncertain exactly how the winger suffered the injury, The Post has learned that Gaborik has told teammates and management he believed it occurred a week ago Sunday, Feb. 13, during the Blueshirts’ match at the Garden against Pittsburgh on a hit from Brooks Orpik.

The official game sheet has two Orpik hits on Gaborik recorded, one at 14:45 of the second period and the other 1:42 into the third. Gaborik took a hard hit 5:29 into that match from Tim Wallace that drew a response from Brandon Prust.

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Rangers Have Options

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

“The last few weeks have made it a little more difficult to evaluate because first we had all those injuries and now with the guys coming back we’ve lost our rhythm,” GM Glen Sather told The Post after the match.

“I think we have enough depth in the organization where if a move would make sense we would probably do that now….

To translate, the Rangers will be on the lookout for a point man to rent who can bomb and/or quarterback the power play regardless of yesterday’s three-goal explosion with the man advantage, and the Blueshirts will investigate the lend-lease market for a center who could fit in with Marian Gaborik, but not at substantial cost.

In other words, you bet the Blueshirts will inquire about Florida’s Bryan McCabe, who may return this week from the broken jaw that has sidelined him for approximately a month, but they won’t yield a first-rounder and a top prospect, let alone a young roster player, for the privilege of getting him.

The same is true as it applies to the Maple Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle, who, like McCabe, has a no-move, and who, by the way, is a poor defender hardly worth the price it would cost to get him.

The Rangers won’t be in on Stephen Weiss or Jason Spezza, or any center with a contract that extends beyond this season, for that matter, given that there is every reason to believe they will sign Brad Richards as a free agent this summer.

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The Avery ‘Rules’

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

If it wasn’t one thing, it was another for Avery in the Rangers’ 3-2 loss to the Thrashers. He appeared to be yelled at throughout the match by the officiating crew, did not get a call when slashed at the end of the second period by Andrew Ladd (though coach John Tortorella, furious behind the bench at the time, said after the game it was not a penalty) and was cited for a bogus charge in the third.

Avery, who has had a good relationship this season with nearly all of the on-ice officials and who has been guarded with his comments, was furious after the match, worked by referees Frederick L’Ecuyer and Brad Watson and linesmen Darren Gibbs and Derek Amell.

“If the people watching the games don’t see that there are two sets of rules, one for me and one for everyone else, then I don’t know what they’re watching,” Avery told The Post. “I don’t play under the same rules as everybody else.

“When I go to [the officials] for an explanation, they tell me to [kiss] off.”

more on the Rangers…

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