Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marian Gaborik has told teammates and management he believed it occurred a week ago Sunday, Feb. 13, during the Blueshirts' match at the Garden against Pittsburgh on a hit from Brooks Orpik. Marian Gaborik, who did not accompany the Rangers to Carolina, will be examined by a specialist in Manhattan at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Andres Gross adds that Gaborik didn't feel right on Tuesday but thought it was the flu and did not feel any effects in the Kings and Devils games.
Brooks also tweets that despite rumors the Rangers have not had deals fall through with Dallas or Florida.
Andrew Gross says Ruslan Fedotenko was at practice today and could be back Friday night at Washington, while Steve Eminger will again be the healthy scratch tonight with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Here's tonight's lines...
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Vinny Prospal-Erik Christensen-Brian Boyle
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Sean Avery-Kris Newbury-Brandon Prust
...Gabby did score against the Kings so you have to figure the Rangers probably thought he was fine. If he wasn't it was up to him to say something which he did so, to me, it doesn't seem like anything was missed or bungled. Although, Torts press conference was a little suspect
...man you know it's crazy deadline rumor time when Larry Brooks is the voice of reason.
...big game tonight. Starting to get pumped up.