Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kotalik to Return as Rangers Practice Power Play

Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants reports Ales Kotalik was back at the power play point during practice today and should be in the line-up tomorrow night against the Hurricanes.

Gross adds that John Tortorella liked what he saw from his power play at practice today and feels that they need more movement and rotation and more bodies getting to the net.

On being a healthy scratch the last five games Kotalik told Mark Herrmann at Blue Notes...

"We work--sometimes the days you don't play are even harder than the days you do play a game. It wasn't really a pleasant and enjoyable time for me. You try and keep it to yourself, don't bother anybody else with it. Try to be supportive of the guys. And keep yourself ready."

...not sure if this will help the power play as it wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders before Kotalik was benched. But unless the Rangers can coax Brian Leetch out of retirement they really don't have anywhere else to turn.

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