My apologies on the delay between posts, but I’ve been roaming the streets of Philadelphia (isn’t that a song?) looking for a wireless signal, and now only have a faint one inside a Cosi restaurant about 10 minutes from the rink.
At least there isn’t much to report. The Rangers had an optional skate at the Wachovia Center, with all the usual suspects (Jagr, Shanahan, Avery, Gomez, Drury, and Lundqvist) taking the morning off. Martin Straka and Ryan Callahan both endured their most strenuous workouts in their rehab, with Callahan even testing his knee with stops and starts. He reported no pain, but still has to get used to his knee brace, and said he’s lost some ground conditiong wise. In all likelihood, both are still about a week away.
Marek Malik also skated, but still hasn’t subjected himself to contact, making the premise of my previous post premature.
More in a bit…