Gaborik did not speak with reporters, but he was seen walking at the Garden with a severe limp. His status is day-to-day, making it unclear if he will play in either of the two games left before the Olympic break
If he doesnt play we'll lose.
If he plays, we have about 10% chance on winning.
Why risk it?
Unless, Sather has given up but then it would be better to keep Gabby off the ice, rest Hnerik much more often and sink down below Leafs...
And Slovak coach Jan Filc said he expects Marian Gaborik to play in the Olympics. Filc also hinted that Gaborik might play tonight against the Penguins. That’s what I’m looking to find out when I cross the street to the Igloo for the Rangers’ optional morning skate at 11:30. Gaborik said he hoped to try and skate this morning. We’ll see.
In all honesty, if Gaborik has to play in the Olympics this year no matter what, I'd prefer Torts to bench him for the 2 remaining games before the break. A simple collision knee to knee today could end his season. DO NOT take that risk Rangers, we're not in it, not against the Pens...
Funny how Torts lets Gabby sit out on a mile run during training camp but the guy gets a severe leg laceration from a skate, walking around with a "severe limp" and he's thinking about playing him.
a) You're comparing a few minutes of running during training camp to a regular season game against one of the top 2 teams in the conference. It’s scary that this needs to pointed out.
b) The limp was “severe” the day that the injury occurred. Three days of rest and treatment can often make a huge difference.
c) Despite what many around here believe the team’s goal should be right now, the coaches and players are still out to win every game and fight for a playoff spot. Thus, it behooves them to play their unquestionable #1 skater if he’s capable of playing.