Del Zotto Likely Out vs. Caps; New Lines; Talbot Talks Recall

Alain Vigneault reports that Michael Del Zotto will not be traveling with the team down to Washington, DC today as he is suffering from the flu.

Del Zotto could rejoin the team tomorrow, but is likely out for the game vs. the Capitals.

…flu? Where I'm from it's called a hangover.

…God help Del Zotto with the Rangers fan base if he doesn't play tomorrow and the defense has their best game of the season.

Here were today's lines which included the recently recalled JT Miller (via Bergen Record)…

Brad Richards-Derick Brassard-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Jesper Fast
Benoit Pouliot-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
J.T. Miller-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Justin Falk-John Moore

…Vigneault has to be kidding me putting Miller on the fourth line. With the Rangers scoring woes, why would he wait to put someone who, you know, has been scoring goals into the top nine forwards. Embarrassing that Pyatt gets yet another look on the second line over Miller.

Rick Nash is still not skating with the team.

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