Gross: Brassard not taking line rushes

May 19, 2014, by

Per Andrew Gross, injured center Derick Brassard was on the ice for practice, but was not taking line rushes. Dominic Moore resumed his role as third line center with Benoit Pouliot and Mats Zuccarello. Brian Boyle was between Dan Carcillo and Derek Dorsett.

Categories : Injuries, Playoffs


  1. Chris F says:

    At least he’s on the ice practicing. One would assume he’d be available for game 3 on Thursday.

  2. Hatrick Swayze says:

    Bummer. Get back in the line-up soon Brass.

    You gotta continue getting it done in the playoffs so that you get your extension and stick around for a few more seasons in Ranger blue.

  3. SalMerc says:

    Adding Carcilo makes the 4th line a non-factor in the offensive zone. Will he add toughness, yes, but since this will be more of a checking line, I cannot see too many offensive zone trips for these 3. Trips to the penalty box, maybe.

    Not a knock, just an honest observation.

    • Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

      I doubt that. Carcillo has played that spot before and they were the best line.

  4. Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

    I figured AV Would put Carcillo in. This game might get nasty. I think Carcillo was the right choice. Last year against Ottawa the Habs wheels came off as they were beaten in 5. They got stupid just like the Pens in 2012 against the Flyers. Gorges shot the puck at a Sens players head after a whistle. It was a slap shot. The Rangers can get to them just like Pittsburgh.

  5. Chris F says:

    Dustin Tokarski in tonight for Price, over Budaj. He’s a relatively unknown wild-card. I think he has 7 NHL games under his belt, all with Tampa Bay.

    Habs fans are elated at the decision, as they have little faith in Budaj.

  6. MBN says:

    I think there is a fight early, probably Prust and Carcillo, and then it blows over. Habs don’t want the Rangers to take runs back at them, especially not at P.K. So I think they let their frustrations out early, and then it’s a good, hard, but relatively clean, hockey game.

  7. Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

    And as I predicted before series began in Montreal. Rick Nash would have a breakout series. He and his line matchup well against this team.