Rangers News: Updates on Avery, Gaborik, and tonight's game
From Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants: (click link for full story)
No real update on Sean Avery yet. He left the ice and went to have his right knee examined and tested by the Rangers assistant team doctor, Dr. Anthony Maddalo. Avery was to have played tonight. Instead, Aaron Voros will take his place on Artem Anisimov's left wing along with Ryan Callahan.
And now that Marian Gaborik is in tonight's lineup against the Red Wings - his first preseason game after experiencing tightness in his groin prior to training camp - Gaborik said he wants to stay in the lineup for the rest of the preseason schedule (Thursday vs. Capitals and Sunday at Washington).
Tortorella said he didn't believe he needed to monitor Gaborik in any way during the game, even if Gaborik said he isn't quite at full strength.
"I feel good, I don't think I'm all the way to 100 percent," Gaborik said after going through a morning skate that was heavy on stretching and agility skating. "Games are totally different than practice...I don't think there's something I cannot do."
Also, from Steve Zipay at Newsday:
Tortorella said he has been pleasantly surprised by Alexei Semenov's tryout. "He's a better passer than I thought and he's added some jam back there." Given that, I'm thinking he's the seventh D....
One more from Torts on Alexei Semenov, courtesy of Jim Cerny on the Tweets:
Torts on Semenov: "He's been a surprise...I like the way he goes about things...especially bc he is here without a contract"