Alain Vigneault reports that Marc Staal will miss tonight's game with a neck injury due to a hit from the Devils Reid Boucher that knocked him out of last night's game.
Vigneault hopes that the symptoms he is feeling are not concussion related, but as a result of neck.
Rangers doctors will continue to monitor Staal for possible concussion.
Michael Del Zotto will take Staal's place on defense.
...with Staal's history, it's really hard for me to believe his symptoms are anything other than from a concussion. Really hope I'm wrong, but I'm not expecting to see Staal for awhile.
...time for Del Zotto to figure things out and take advantage of this opportunity.
Meanwhile, Vigneault also reports that Derek Dorsett had an MRI on his sprained wrist and it's just a bruise. He is day-to-day and will not play tonight.
...and the Rangers lack of toughness in the lineup will continue.
Finally, there will be another lineup change as Beniot Pouliot will be re-inserted into the lineup for Dominic Moore, whose play Vigneault feels has slipped.
...i do agree that Moore hasn't been great this season, but reinserting Pouliot on the fourth line makes zero sense. Yep, really looking forward to that fourth line of Pyatt-Boyle-Pouliot. Real shut down trio.
What a joke, left after the 2nd period---I think first time I have ever done that. Dave M said it best. Not skilled enough to play a skilled game , not physical or tough enough to play a grind it out game like torts style----a joke---tired of supporting this team!
Boyle needs some more skating lessons. The guy falls down every shift. And man are we better w/o DelZotto overplaying everyone and trying way too hard to prove himself. Wish he would focus simply on stay at home D. Let's hope we play well during this stretch!
Does it really matter? Our top 6 and our forwards/goalie aren't winning us games so what harm is putting Pouliot back in!!
i hope the reprts are true about Staal and that's all it is
i don't see how Pouliot helps us more than Moore, but maybe it's intended to spark Moore's play
i hope DZ tries not to suck tonight