While making it clear that he had no intention of retracting what he said, Brendan Shanahan also made it known today that he didn’t want to revisit his comments about the officiating from the night before.
Still, there was Shanahan sitting cross-legged in the middle of an otherwise busy Rangers’ workout room, silently watching the highlights from the loss to the Maple Leafs.
So much for moving on…
I’ll have more later, but in the meantime, some other tidbits:
The team hasn’t yet heard anything about a fine from the league for Shanahan’s comments, but that’s not to say it isn’t coming.
As for Jaromir Jagr, the captain did chime in, but his response was consistent with what Shanahan had said the night before. In other words, Jagr’s used to it, so there’s no sense in complaining.
Michal Rozsival skated only briefly, and his status for Saturday in Tampa Bay is unclear.
At least Sandis Ozolinsh is around to take his place. I’m kidding, sort of. Truth is, it doesn’t look like the spurned defenseman is in position to be playing in a game at any level. Having returned to New York after extensive physical therapy out west, Ozolinsh took to the ice for a brief skate after practice, but looked like he was struggling the whole time. I asked him what his status was. Four words: “I have no idea.”
OK, have to hop for now. But I’ll be back later…