New York Rangers May Face Logjam as Injured Players Return

January 31st, 2011 by Matthew Calamia Leave a reply »
It has been well-documented this year that the New York Rangers have seen an overabundance of injuries to their starters this season, from Chris Drury and Marian Gaborik in October to Ryan Callahan and Alex Frolov towards the end of 2010. As recently as Brandon Dubinsky in January, the Rangers have been bitten hard by the injury bug.

With those injuries fading, now comes a logjam of sorts for coach John Tortorella and the blue shirts.

Starting Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Rangers will be getting reinforcements in the form of returning players. Workhorse Callahan will be suiting up for the first time since blocking a Kris Letang slapshot on Dec. 15.

Reports have indicated that both Dubinsky and Vinny Prospal, who have been out since training camp, could be in the lineup as early as Thursday when the Rangers face off against the New Jersey Devils.

A week later, center Erik Christensen is back, follow by Ruslan Fedotenko sometime after that.

See the problem here?

No team will ever complain about getting healthy bodies back, especially when they are such important pieces to a team's identity a ...

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