Apparently the defenseman’s sour mood after his on-ice conditioning test today came with a reason.
Working out for Rangers assistant Mike Pelino, Kasparaitis’ sprint times were several seconds slower than those of both Colton Orr and Sandis Ozolinsh — a pairing that is not exactly Bure and Fedorov in their primes. When Pelino announced Kasparaitis’ time, the defenseman cursed loudly, slammed his stick against the boards, then lay quiet on the ice for several seconds. A few moments after that is when the defenseman came in to talk to us.
Again, the whole sequence just shows the defenseman isn’t where he wants to be in his recovery, and that it’s obviously starting to frustrate him.