So it turns out only part of the previous post was accurate.
Michael Rozsival is out tonight because of what the Rangers are describing as family reasons, and though Corey Potter was not up in time for the morning skate, he will play tonight against the Devils.
Potter, playing his second NHL game, will be paired with Dmitri Kalinin, while Marc Staal will go back to playing with Paul Mara. That leaves Dan Girardi and Wade Redden intact.
No further word on what is keeping Rozsival out, but according to Tom Renney, it’s not expected to be more than one game.
Meanwhile, Colton Orr is battling the flu and was instructed to stay home by Renney, but is expected to try to play tonight. Should he be available, Aaron Voros will skate on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Lauri Korpikoski, while Petr Prucha and Dan Fritshce would again be the scratches.
As a precaution in case Orr can’t go, Prucha will take part in warm-ups.
You wonder if Prucha has any sense of humor left at this point. I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t…