Scott Gomez took part in a full practiced today for the first time since going down with an ankle injury.
Sam Weinman at The Rangers Report reports that Tom Renney is "cautiously opitimistic" on Gomez for tomorrow's game against Phoenix.
Here are the lines if Gomez is ready to go...
Renney also tinkered with the defensive pairings as well, pairing Michal Rozsival with Marc Staal and Paul Mara with Dmitri Kalinin.
...i always try to stay on an even keel with the Rangers. I don't get overly excited when they win and I don't act like the sky is falling when they lose, but this team is in desperate need of a change. I'm not saying a sign Sundin change, but maybe a firing a certain special teams coach change.
...i'm even beginning to worry that this team is starting to tune Renney out. His benching of certain players (Voros and Zherdev) for poor play, while defending others (Rozsival) has to be wearing thin on some guys. And their complete lack of effort yesterday may be more of a clue that players are growing tired of Renney's game plan.
...there's still reason to be positive as we'll be getting back our best play-maker very soon, but there are some very alarming things going on with this team right now that maybe only a shake-up will cure.