Update, 12:44 p.m.:
After practice Dan Girardi admits to a nagging injury, but says he feels better, not sure if he can play Sunday…
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2013
Gross adds that it might be a groin injury.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record braved the snow to report that Dan Girardi made it through today's entire practice and looked fine skating.
….and exhale. This is very encouraging news and would likely mean Eminger and his five minutes of ice time will return to the press box.
…with Gilroy's play improving on a gamely basis, I'm really happy with the defensive corps right now. Add Bickel's toughness and Eminger's experience to the mix and the Rangers likely have one of the best units in the league again.
Here are the lines from practice…
Marian Gaborik-Brad Richards-Taylor Pyatt
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Ryan Callahan
Brian Boyle/Arron Asham-Jeff Halpern-Darroll Powe
…if it ain't broke, don't fix it. So expect Boyle back in the MSG press box Sunday against Tampa.
…now that the Rangers game seems to be rounding into shape, it's time to see a little bit of consistency and get on a run here.