The New York Rangers are sweating it out for the season. They are fresh and just into their third day of training, pucks are flying left, right and center. Here are some of the highlights from their training sessions.
The Rangers have been training hard this week, working on some drills, pairing up with their teammates and playing a couple of scrimmages. The first of the scrimmages saw the team split into Team Red and Team Green.
The Green Squad had Sean Avery, Mats Zuccarello, Artem Anisimov, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal (late scratch) and Mike Rupp with Marty Biron in the goal. On the other side, forming the Red Team were Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, Michael Del Zotto, Wojtek Wolski and Steve Eminger, with Chad Johnson and Jason Missiaen tending the goal post.
To put it in a nutshell, the Reds defeated the Greens 4-2. The win was certain when two goals came from Wojtek Wolski. Marian Gaborik and Weise brought home the other two goals. For the greens much of the action came from John Mitchel, the last year’s trade-deadline acquisition from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
There were a few injuries too. The key defenseman from the team, Marc Staal, is staying away from the scrimmages due to minor injuries. The good news is that you will not miss him in action for the season opener. Michael Sauer, again on the defense front is also staying away from the practices for the third day due to knee tendinitis. Due to a shoulder injury, Brandon Prust also stayed away the third day of practice.
Though injuries become a concern before the season, it is good to see that the New York Rangers are taking precautions when it comes to their key players.
This should be helpful in the long run, hopefully. Anyway, now we are looking forward to the season to catch the New York Rangers in action!
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