Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that John Tortorella plans on using Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh as his workhorses once again this season…
"We're gonna play the hell out of 'em."
…they've had a year and a half off so they should be rested. Having said that, a fully healthy Staal and hopefully more confidence in Bickel will help take some pressure off of them.
Meanwhile, with Brad Richards missing his third straight day of training camp with the flu, the lines looked like this…
…assuming when Richards finally does come back, he'll slide into the top line and Halpern will move in between Rupp and Asham.