Update, 12:50 p.m.: Thomas Pock cleared waivers and will report to Hartford.
Continuing from before….
Meanwhile, while Strudwick has practiced at forward this season — remember his day alongside Jagr a few weeks back? — he hasn’t played the position in a game since his first stint with the Rangers in 2005-06.
But he’s obviously a quick learner. Though he was raised a defenseman, Strudwick was tabbed midway through a game in Vancouver a decade ago and has played sporadically ever since. “I hadn’t played forward since I was five and all of a sudden I’m 24 and they said, ‘You want to play wing?'”
His expectations for tonight are obviously to keep things simple. “But who knows, you might score a goal,” he said.
The way things are going, I’m going to count on that not happening.