In an article on the Rangers trying to bounce back from their tough loss in Buffalo, Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Dan Girardi is playing well below 100%.
Girardi smirked and said “I feel good” when questioned about his health yesterday.
In case you haven't noticed, Girardi has been given the "A" again with Staal out of the line-up.
…got to figure Girardi's ankle is still tender and you have wonder how much it affected him on the touchdown pass from Pomenville to Vanek. Girardi also seemed to catch a Ryan Callahan shoulder to the chops during the game as well which was probably the last thing he needed. And if you remember he missed two game earlier this year with an undisclosed injury, so who knows if that's still bothering him as well.
…all I know is the guy is an absolute warrior and plays through pain more than anyone in the NHL.
Leonard also says that despite Arron Asham skating with the team yesterday, he is still a way aways from returning to the line-up.
Asham said yesterday he hoped to be back next week.