Marian Gaborik’s out, although, according to Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, there is no plan to shut him down until the Olympics — so they’re obviously hoping he can play over the weekend. Slovakia is also hoping he can.
Chris Drury is doing an Erik Christensen — from fourth line to first line. The only difference is that when Christensen went to the first line, Gaborik was there. So the first line has a guy who was bought out (Prospal), a guy who was waived and claimed (Christensen) and a guy who makes $7 M (it should be $7.7M) to play on the fourth line and kill penalties.
You know what? I think the captain is going to have a good game under these circumstances.
Either Voros or Brashear will be de-prucha’d. No word on which of the dinged-up defensemen — apparently there were more than one — will play, or if Corey Potter gets the nod.
This is one of those should-wins that the Rangers don’t normally win. I think they will win it.