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Trying To Get Marian Gaborik Out Of His Funk

from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News,

John Tortorella hasn’t given up on Marian Gaborik.

If he had, the Rangers coach wouldn’t have engaged his veteran winger in a 12-minute, on-ice conversation at the end of practice Friday at the Ice House at Carleton University in Ottawa in full view of teammates.

Still, Tortorella had Gaborik – a $7.5 million forward with one goal in his last 11 games and none in 27 of 33 games – skating on the fourth line with Taylor Pyatt and Kris Newbury ahead of Saturday night’s showdown with the second-seeded Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, where the Rangers haven’t won in four years.

“We had a good conversation, but that’s it,” Gaborik, 31, said Friday. “That’s all I’m going to say. I just have to be better. I have to try to get out of this funk. It’s a frustrating time, of course. I want to contribute. I want to be better.”

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