Lineup notes: Cally in; Miller, Falk, Del Zotto out

January 3, 2014, by

Per the beat writers (multiple), Ryan Callahan will make his return tonight against the Penguins. J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch, but it’s important to note that AV said the kid is playing well, and that it’s just a numbers game. Derick Brassard will move back to center.

On defense, Justin Falk and Michael Del Zotto remain the healthy scratches.

Categories : Lineup Changes


  1. AD says:

    Since it is a numbers issue for Miller at this stage, how do you think the “numbers” will most likely get resolved?

    I can see a trade involving Del Zotto and Pouliot, for a quality right-handed defenseman, solving several objectives for the Rangers. But this assumes they would like to open a spot for Miller, and, well, Pouliot is on a tear right now.

    Any thoughts on how the numbers may be resolved, if at all?

    • Dave says:

      The numbers game came up when Pouliot started playing well. Miller will be around for the rest of the road trip, then expect someone like Asham or Powe to be called up to serve as #13 (barring injury).

  2. Sally says:

    I hate to say it, but there is always the possibility of an injury.

  3. supermaz says:

    Brassard should sit. He needs a wake-up call.

  4. Walt says:

    MDZ sits again, what 9-10 games already??

    He will be history within the next few weeks!!!!

  5. @Centerman21 says:

    I have to wonder if this is gonna be the 3rd time Callahan returns from injury too soon. He came back from the last one and was just not the same. Callahan has to be healthy to be effective. To play like the leader or captain of the team he had to be healthy.

    • Rangers Fan in Boston says:

      It’s a fair question. I love Callahan’s commitment, but let’s hope he’s playing it smart. They need him for the stretch run. Knee injuries are tricky.

  6. Frank Cerbone says:

    Staal (way over rated), Nash (mr Softee), Callahan (too brittle), Brassard (defensively challenged)should all be headed out of town.
    Too bad the focus is always on the really young kids, MDZ, Miller, & Hagelin.

    Sather & Gordie Clark should put their homesfor sale real soon.

    • Mike Red says:

      Amen Frank…Im mystified by some of these comments who seem to think we are a good bounce away from challenging for the cup. How on Gods green earth does JT sit and Brian Boyle plays? He should of been waived along with Pyatt…Hes awful, everything with him on the ice is a weak stick check, the pits. Sather has destroyed this team, there is no hope. Lundquist cant stop the puck anymore, Nash is a TOTAL BUST. The D is soft and weak. Pitt smashed us all over the ice last nite….No guy to hit back and no Big guy to punch someone….rest of the team is 3rd liners…and we are sending 3 guys to the Olympics? Tell me that process is not rigged….Season is over. Ill be back at the end of the season when we finish 1 point ahead of Buffalo to say “I told you so” its over Nuke it and start over.

      • Mark says:

        The hitting area is a big big problem at all the positions…. This must be AV since Sather Usually has some tougher guys on the team (although Tortorella never seemed to want to give too much ice time to the hitters and fighters with the exception of Prust). I have been writing that this team is too soft since the summer. It always takes too long to make a move..or we will wait for another concussion or another cheap shot to make a move. Or we will send a guy like McIlrath back to the minors to get hurt again.