The New York Rangers (24-24-7) will visit the Colorado Avalanche (30-17-6)tonight at the Pepsi Center starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Ranger Pregame Notes
TV: MSG, Radio: WNYM (970AM)
Sorry don't have time for full pre-game notes, but Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, via Twitter, both report that John Tortorella was 35 minutes late for his usually pregame presser. Some trade speculation.
They also report Henrik Lundqvist is again out with the flu. Apparently it's so bad that he's not even available to play if Johnson gets lit up. Torts says Johnson will have to "grind it out." Why was Zaba not summoned from Hartford? Let's just hope Johnson doesn't get hurt or Torts might have to put Avery between the pipes.
Brashear & Kotalik are scratches.