Update, 2:04 p.m.:
Per ESPN NY, Anisimov is getting an MRI on his knee today. Sauer (knee) is experiencing tendinitis.
Sauer and Partlett also not skating as I reported earlier this morning.
Update, 1:29 p.m.:
Bourque, Hagelin very impressive during testing.
Update, 1:27 p.m.:
Anisimov did not participate in conditioning test today. No reason given.
…could be in Russia at some funerals.
Update, 12:59 p.m.:
Rich Carpiniello at the Rangers Report has numerous quotes from this morning including this from Callahan on the difficult early schedule:
“It’s going to be tough. It’s an obstacle that we’re prepared for and we have to overcome. We’ve talked about it a little bit. It’s a distraction only if we let it be, and everybody on the team knows that. It’s just a couple more road games. That’s all it is.”
Update, 12:53 p.m.:
Richards has no opinion on who plays with him and Gaborik on LW this year.
Update, 11:54 a.m.:
Wolski says playing with Richards-Gaborik would be great and knows expectation is for him to be a top six forward.
…i agree that Wolski playign with those two would be great.
Update, 11:48 a.m.:
Torts reiterates what he said to NY Post earlier in the week that excuses will not be tolerated.
Update, 11:46 a.m.:
Prust also adds this on Callahan…
“Cally is heart and soul of this team. He’s our leader. The C is on the right shirt”
Gross reports that Prust: will think about Derek Boogaard every day, but doesn’t think fighting should be eliminated.
…i think it’s pretty safe to say Stepan will be on the opening night roster.
Update, 11:01 a.m.:
Per Zipay, Erixon’s done really well, easy strides, stamina, while Stepan, Richards and Mitchell are a bit winded. Dubinsky strong as well.
Update, 10:47 a.m.:
Gross tweets this pic of Richards going through endurance drills…
Gaborik is listed in the group but isn’t back from Demitra’s funeral yet. I will have more on that later today.
Update, 9:56 a.m.:
Plan for first day of camp: four groups doing one-hour each conditioning tests, then a timed distance run tonight.
Update, 9:51 a.m.:
Changes to training camp roster subtract Mc Naught, add Matt Rust, Chris McKelvie and Scott Tanski as invites.
Update, 9:45 a.m.:
Messier in the house.
…smiles? Not breathing heavy? Is Torts losing his touch?
Update, 9:32 a.m.:
HBO not at training camp today.
…probably a good thing for the players. They don’t need anyone seeing what they’re going through.
The Rangers tweet that Dan Girardi was officially the first player on the ice this morning, while Andrew Gross adds that Brandon Prust, Kris Newbury and Brian Boyle, Sean Avery, Mike Rupp, Marc Staal and Ryan Callahan also on.
Gross adds that John Tortorella tells media that there will be no pucks today.
…can you say pumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!