It's going to hurt our chances for sure. Looks like Kaberle for Toronto is going to be out though too. A questionable hit by Janssens. As far as Fedor goes--it could be a lot worse. At least it looks like there's going to be no surgery. Does not look good for us making it but it's still possible. Hopefully Straka and Shanny can get back soon. If there is a call up it should be Baranka. He's earned it.
Move Pöck to the left and play him with Girardi? I seriously don't like the sound of that. Martin Richter can be a really steady force on defense when he puts his mind to it, I think he is the one who got by far the best potential to come in and be rocksolid from HFD, but he also only plays the right side...
Baranka? With Girardi I defenitly play him or Lampman over Pöck.
Tyutin is still over a week away from returning it sounds like. I guess we can cross Saturday off.
Fedor Tyutin was supposed to receive a brace sometime today or maybe tomorrow that would allow him to start skating on his own without pucks. Tom Renney said the defenseman still isn’t day-to-day, and by the sound of things, is probably more than a week away. But the hope is that the defenseman could return to play before the playoffs.
Well that is not very good. I hope he will be available by the time playoff's come around. If the Rangers keep winning and solidify their position in the playoffs, he should not rush back so he is 100% healthy when the playoffs begin. He is going to be a very important piece for the Rangers run at the cup (Should they make it into the playoffs).
Fedor Tyutin certainly looked today like a guy just about ready to play again. Walking without the hint of a limp, he completed another grueling off-ice workout drenched with sweat.
But because the Rangers still were awaiting delivery of a knee brace that had been ordered a few days ago, Tyutin was prohibited from going on the ice. Rangers coach Tom Renney said that as soon as the brace arrives, Tyutin will hit the ice for a no-pucks twirl.
He then will gradually be worked up to a full practice in hopes of getting him into a few games before the playoffs. Tyutin suffered a mid-level sprain of his MCL March 1 vs. Pittsburgh. The prognosis was three to four weeks on the shelf. Thursday would mark the end of a fourth week.