As expected, Tom Renney plans to jumble his lines tonight against the Thrashers.
On paper, they all seem intriguing. Whether they work in reality remains to be seen.
<li>On defense, brace yourself for the return of Marek Malik, who will skate with Michal Rozsival. Paul Mara comes out despite Tom Renney’s claim that the defenseman has “elevated” his game of late, and Jason Strudwick comes back in to play with Marc Staal.
<li>Mark Messier and father Doug were on hand for the morning skate, then wandered into the training room afterwards to mingle with players.
<li>I hate to say it, because it’s unfortunate, but the Rangers caught a break today: The Penguins “announced that Sidney Crosby will miss at least six weeks”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=227909&hubname=nhl with a high ankle sprain. Oh, and the Leafs fired “John Ferguson Jr.”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=227906&hubname=nhl