John Tortorella announced earlier today that Chris Drury, who had missed 6 games following his concussion on Nov. 7, will return to the ice tomorrow night as the Rangers begin their road trip in Florida vs, the Panthers. Drury skated today and is expected to center Enver Lisin and Ryan Callahan. Ales Kotalik (who was banged up last night after getting hit hard behind the net by Columbus’ Raffi Torres) did not practice today and is questionable for tomorrow night. The lines in practice were virtually the same as last night with Christopher Higgins still with Marian Gaborik and Vinny Prospal. Sean Avery, who had a tremendous performance against Columbus, once again skated with Anisimov and Parenteau. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the start in goal.
Chris Drury, Marc Staal and other Rangers discuss the upcoming road trip following today’s practice.
John Tortorella meets with the media following practice.
NHL.com’s Dan Rosen has an interesting look at Henrik Lundqvist and the goaltender’s less than King-like play of late here.