As per Andrew Gross, day four of training camp involved another set of scrimmages today, with Chad Johnson and Jordan Parise backstopping one team against Martin Biron. Erik Christensen had his turn centering the dynamic duo of Alex Frolov and Marian Gaborik, but it appears he didn’t have the magic touch, as that line was held scoreless against the Johnson/Parise combination throughout the scrimmage. Vinny Prospal and Tomas Kundratek (3rd round, 2008) scored the only two goals of the scrimmage. Other players with strong performances were Mats Zuccarello-Aasen (who seems to be putting a lackluster first day behind him), Christian Thomas (2nd round, 2010), and Ryan McDonagh.
The second scrimmage had more scoring than the first scrimmage, and Sean Avery continued his impressive pre-season with two goals in a 4-1 win. Roman Horak added his second goal in as many scrimmages, and he too continues to put a lackluster first day behind him. Sam Klassen, the master of the +/- in the CHL, also netted a goal. Henrik Lundqvist looked strong again in net, only getting beat once by Artem Anisimov. Unfortunately, it looks like Ethan Werek left the scrimmage early, with an apparent left leg issue.
In some bad news, Andrew Yogan (4th round, 2010) has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Apparently he played all of last year in the OHL with the injury, and no one noticed it. The injury was discovered during the standard medical evaluations, and he will undergo surgery to fix the tear. The Rangers did not know of this injury when they drafted Yogan in June.