That’s the official word from the Rangers, who aren’t saying exactly what his (likely knee) injury is. But they are saying it is not related to any of his previous injuries and it is not serious. He didn’t skate today and he will be reevaluated tomorrow.
Steve Zipay is reporting that Henrik Lundvist was involved in a fender-bender this morning. He’s totally fine.
Now, why don’t you guys just ignore the Devils’ fan and let him go away?
EVENING UPDATE, 5:28 P.M.: Sorry I’m late to the party on this … spent the day at Yankees/Phillies workouts. This in from the Rangers, which I assume means they can prucha more than one player tomorrow if Gaborik plays, but that he might not play:
NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION / PRACTICE UPDATE
New York, October 27, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward P.A. Parenteau has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Parenteau, 26, has recorded eight goals and six assists for 14 points, along with 12 penalty minutes in nine games with Hartford (AHL) this season. He currently leads the AHL in goals and is tied for the league lead in points. He is also tied for first in the league in power play goals (five) and fourth in power play assists (four). Parenteau has registered five multi-point efforts this season, including three straight (four goals and seven points) entering today. He notched his first hat trick as a Wolf Pack player, including his first penalty-shot goal with Hartford, on October 10 against Springfield. Last season, Parenteau finished ninth in the AHL in points with 29 goals and 78 points, and was named a First-Team AHL All-Star.
The Hull, Quebec native was acquired by the Rangers from the Chicago Blackhawks on October 11, 2007, in exchange for a conditional draft pick. He was originally Anaheim’s ninth round selection, 264th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The Blueshirts return to action tomorrow when they will face off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup. Prior to the game, the Rangers morning skate is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers posted a record of 5-1-0 in six meetings with the Islanders last season, including a 3-0-0 mark at Long Island. The Blueshirts enter the contest having tallied a power play goal in nine of their last 10 games, clicking at a 35.0% (14-40) success rate over the span. The game will be televised live on MSG 2.