For those of you clamoring to see Thomas Pock play his first game since Oct. 14, you just might get your wish tonight against the Penguins. Only here’s the catch: it wouldn’t be at defense.
With Adam Hall missing the morning skate today with back spasms, Pock is preparing to return to forward, which he played for most of his career at UMass-Amherst before finding his new calling at defense. Or at least Pock thought it was his new calling. It’s been 14 games since the versatile Austrian played a game anywhere for the Rangers. Never mind him not remembering how to play forward. At this rate, he’d probably be just as comfortable in goal.
Still, it could be interesting. It’s not clear how severe Hall’s back injury is, meaning an afternoon’s rest might be enough to have him ready for tonight. Otherwise, the 24-year-old
Pock might have to re-teach himself a few things against Pittsburgh. And fast.
A few other things: