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Update, 2:53 p.m.: The Rangers made official that Darius Kasparaitis is headed back to Russia to play for SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Super League. The deal had been hung up in some final details.

I don’t know if this applies to the Rangers, but it does apply to me. My Saturday mornings belong to the noble calling of 2-year-old Gym-and-Swim, so I was a no-show for the skate.

Barring an unforeseen change, we already know that Sean Avery is in, and I’m assuming he’ll skate with Brandon Dubinsky and Petr Prucha, with Ryan Hollweg dropping back to the fourth. If I got wind of anything new, I’ll pass it along.

Update, 1:01 p.m.: By way of my “co-owner Zip”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/, it sounds like Kevin Weekes may be in net for the Devils tonight. Try to control your euphoria.

Speaking of Dubinsky, “here’s my story on him”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071103/SPORTS01/711030391 in today’s paper. The kid continues to impress, but here’s my question: His style of play definitely reminds me of someone — quick in the open ice, good puck control down low — but I can’t quite think of who it is. Any thoughts?

As for other young Rangers, give credit to Dane Byers, who practiced with the Rangers yesterday morning and “then returned to Hartford in time to score a crucial goal”:http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey/hc-wolfpack1103.artnov03,0,7444919.story for the Wolf Pack in their win last night. That’s a full day in my eyes.

More later…

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  1. Avery will probably cause a BIG rukus tonight, and then wave to his new buddies in the crowd. Wouldn’t be surprised that he promised them something.

  2. I’d be really surprised if Weekes stars. Brodeur, like Kolzig, always plays against us if he can.

    Sam, I hope you’re not one of those people who puts unnecessary apostrophes before the letter “s” everywhere. morning’s = mornings. :( Still having trouble loading the blog at times, too.

  3. Lets se if Ouduya doesnt get bitch punched by Avery again. Also Weekes needs to get this out of the way, in a way Hank is his rival, seeeing as how Hank stole his job from him!!! Mwaaaahahahahahahahahaaaaa.

    Yeah, Lets go NYR.

    Someone knock out Clarkson or Asham.

  4. dubinsky reminds me of lecavalier, while not as polished as of yet dubi definitely has the downlow strength to ward off defenders but yet also has the speed and quickness in open ice…. hmmmm kinda reminds me of jagr to tell ya the truth!!

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