Unlike yours truly, “the estimable Steve Zipay”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/ made it to the skate this morning, and is reporting the following:
That Henrik Lundqvist is scheduled to start again against the Devils after pleading for another chance with Tom Renney.
That Jaromir Jagr, despite missing the skate after reaggravating his hip flexor last night, is expected to be in the lineup.
And the recently acquired Sean Avery will also be in the lineup while wearing Jason Ward’s old No. 16. His outspoken reputation aside, Avery sounded fairly measured and even contrite when talking about his controversial past and what he expects to bring the Rangers.
Still no word on who Avery will skate with, although he did talk fondly about his relationship with Brendan Shanahan.
It’s worth noting that the Devils have already recalled their own agitator Cam Janssens from Lowell.
In other words, maybe you should think about leaving the kids at home.
I’ll have more from Jersey myself in a bit…