In addressing the media today, head coach John Tortorella said Drury would return from his broken finger injury Friday and also noted he was loathe to break up the team’s second (Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan) or third (Avery-Stepan-Fedotenko) lines. With top line center Erik Christensen ailing, it seems the No. 1 line with Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov would be the most likely landing spot.
Drury skated with the top unit during practice today, according to Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record.
Meanwhile, Jesse Spector of the Daily News reports Christensen will see a doctor about his bum wheel today and hopes to resume skating tomorrow.
Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers need to take responsibility for their poor play against the Islanders.
Blueshirt Banter encourages fans not to panic.
Beyond the Blueshirts remembers Rangers prospect Alexei Cherapanov who died two years ago today.
Some analysis of the Rangers’ playoff chances leads John Buccigross’ mailbag.
One final side note, can we please, please nickname the Blueshirts’ second line the AC/D-sky Line? I endorse anything that encourages additional opportunities to hear some Brian Johnson vocals.