Thread: News Article: Line Changes: Avery up, Naslund down
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03-11-2009, 01:20 PM
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Line Changes: Avery up, Naslund down

Nik Antropov didn’t practice today after getting “banged up” in the 3-0 loss to Carolina. Tortorella said he would be ready to go tomorrow as well.

As for the line, Tortorella made his first major switches since taking over. With Antropov out, Aaron Voros played with Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky. Sean Avery was on the second line with Scott Gomez and Nikolai Zherdev, and Markus Naslund played with Lauri Korpikoski and Ryan Callahan.

The last line, Fredrik Sjostrom, Blair Betts and Colton Orr, remained intact.

On defense, Paul Mara played with Michal Rozsival and Derek Morris was with Wade Redden.

Avery said he played with Gomez about half the year in his previous stint as a Ranger.

“I think the way he’s coaching this team is you’re going to be rewarded on how you work,” said Avery, who will see more time with the new line if they are played tomorrow as practiced today.

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