No one appears to be up from Hartford for tonight, unless that player made the very bold and very unwise decision to skip today’s optional skate.
But I doubt it. More likely the Rangers will use Jason Strudiwck at forward, presumably on the fourth line, and bump Ryan Hollweg up to the third.
Curiously, there is, however, a new face at practice, and it is a diminutive goaltender who I’m 99 percent sure is not in the Rangers system but a goalie for nearby Manhattanville College. The reason he’d be here is because Henrik Lundqvist likes to skip optional skates, so this allows the Rangers to use two goalies.
I’ll have more on all of this in a bit…