It sounds like Jaromir Jagr will try to play tomorrow against Carolina despite leaving today’s game early with a sore right leg. But to be safe, the Rangers are likely to call up Nigel Dawes from Hartford.
There’s been no official announcement yet, but Dawes, who was underutilized in his brief stint with the Rangers to start the season, did not play for the Wolf Pack tonight in order to get to New York.
Even if Jagr does go, here’s hoping Dawes still gets a chance to play against the Hurricanes. For a team coming off another disappointing loss, the Rangers could probably use some fresh legs.
Also, I’m not sure if everyone is up to speed on the Chris Simon case, but there has still been no word on the length of a suspension. The NHL was quick to issue a statement today that said rumors of a 15 game suspension were false.