Del Zotto A Healthy Scratch Again

Update, 11:33 a.m.:
Never mind about Del Zotto going to Hartford. Forgot about a little thing called waivers. Although, does anyone care if another team claimed him? Didn't think so.

They do have option to send him down on conditioning assignment without waivers, but Del Zotto would have to consent.

Original Post:
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, Michael Del Zotto will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game, with Justin Falk again taking his place.

…with the Rangers winning their last game, it's no surprise to see Del Zotto in the press box again.

…got to wonder if Sather had any Turkey Day conversations with other GMs regarding his embattled defenseman. What's sad is Del Zotto's trade value actually goes up when he's NOT playing.

…since Sather obviously isn't finding a deal for Del Zotto that makes sense for his club, maybe sending 23-year old down to Hartford to work on his deficiencies wouldn't be the worst thing for all involved.

Derek Dorsett (wrist) is a game time decision and Henrik Lundqvist will start between the pipes.

…earlier in the week it was reported that Talbot was getting the start today. Wonder if NBC and the NHL had any influence on Lundqvist being back out there with this being the network's first nationally televised game of the season.

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