Browsing: Chris Drury

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105 Islanders-Rangers in review

Almost crack of noon. Sorry kids. Been burning the candle at both ends (without the fun) and it finally caught up to me. Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Some thoughts about the game yesterday. 1) You know I don’t sugarcoat things, so maybe you’ll respect…

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40 Tortorella pregame

Here’s John Tortorella’s presser from this morning (I get a kick out of how every single hockey player, every single coach, every single announcer, finds it so difficult to wrap his head around the idea of an afternoon game. … it’s always “Tonight” no matter what time they actually play).:…

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170 Rangers-Sabres in review

I gotta tell you, I met Derek Stepan the day before the Traverse City tournament, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is confident and he is mature.” But I hadn’t seen him play. Then I saw him play, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is pretty good.” Then I spoke…

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10 Tortorella on Opening Night

First a clarification. Chris Drury is on injured reserve with a broken finger, but it’s retroactive to when the injury occurred. So he is eligible to come off IR at any moment. If he feels he can play in Buffalo, the Rangers could activate him. They would have to then…

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132 Stepan wins Sjoberg; White, Kennedy clear

First, Todd White and Tim Kennedy cleared waivers at noon today. The Rangers can assign them to Hartford within 30 days without putting them through waivers again. Second, Andrew Gross is reporting that John Tortorella said he can’t count on Vinny Prospal’s return. Of course his season, and thus his…

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120 Fedotenko makes it; signs for a year

The Ruslan Fedotenko tryout was successful. Fedotenko played well enough during the preseason — probably even better than the Rangers could have hoped — to earn a one-year contract reportedly worth $1 million. The Rangers remain under the cap by about $1M and have some maneuverability in their roster, which…

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93 Rangers 5, Senators 4 (SO) in review

Some quick thoughts, then I have to run to football. Hope to make it back to a TV by gametime. 1) I may have said this last night, but the injuries to Drury and Prospal (and maybe Rozsival) should give the Rangers an opportunity to keep and use some extra…

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64 More on Prospal, Drury, etc.

More pregame stuff from the head coach. John Tortorella: On Rozsival: “I’d like to see him play, but I’m still not sure. … I just don’t know (about the opener). If there’s any question about it lingering, he won’t play (tomorrow). He probably won’t play. I mean, why? Why put…

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20 Prospal out, Drury may start on IR

More concern about Vinny Prospal, whose right knee was aggravated again while skating. He was sent for more tests today and will not play tonight or tomorrow, according to John Tortorella. So that might open another spot or two for the centers in camp, especially since Tortorella added that he…

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169 Cutting down … but not now

Still, I was reading that tomorrow’s scratches will be Christensen, White and Kennedy. And since most teams go with their regular lineup at or toward the end of the preseason, I don’t think that bodes well for White and Kennedy. I could be totally wrong about that. But Vinny Prospal…

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35 Drury out four weeks (updated)

In the morning scrimmage, Chris Drury broke a finger blocking a shot and he will miss four weeks. No surgery will be required. More later. —————— by the way … because of the schedule, he would only probably miss three games. ——————- Vinny Prospal, one of the alternate captains last…

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21 From training camp

Training camp and no pucks. That’s what the Rangers are doing today, and probably tomorrow. Just skating, four groups in short sessions. There are these radar things on the blue lines, I’m guessing, to measure skating speed during the drills.  No pucks make it nice and quiet. Mark Messier is…

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147 Staal in the house; he and Torts to talk

The Rangers will have Marc Staal and John Tortorella meet the assembled media today at the MSG training facility, as a pre-camp press get-together. Yours truly will be in the car returning from a vacation (fooled you this week, didn’t I?) and unable to attend. So if youse want to…

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