No, Henrik Lundqvist isn’t hurt, or even sick. But he has started 19 straight games, and Tom Renney figured better to rest his starter now than in two games against the Islanders next week. Personally, I think the team should have called up Al Montoya, who is playing in Philadelphia tonight for the Wolf Pack, instead of Valiquette.
“He needs a break,” Renney said. “I thought about it after the game the other night, we talked about it yesterday and decided. We got two games against the Islanders next week and we need him (Henrik) to be fresh.”
Martin Straka will still be a game-time decision, although it sounds like he’s going in.
No players were called up from Hartford.