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Per Brett Cyrgalis, defenseman Dan Girardi will not play in Game Four. Girardi has been listed as day-to-day with an “everything” injury. Cyrgalis also quoted Alain Vigneault stating that Girardi may be out for the duration of the series.

Brady Skjei will likely remain in the lineup due to strong play. Dylan McIlrath and Raphael Diaz will remain healthy scratches.

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Apr
18

Ryan McDonagh a full practice participant

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Some good news for Rangerland today, as Ryan McDonagh was a full participant in practice today. He did not have a non-contact jersey, and he was gripping his stick with both hands. This bodes well for the Rangers, who could use a healthy McDonagh to strengthen their blue line play.

No word on if he plays in Game Three, but it’s the playoffs.

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Derek Stepan has left Game Two and will not return after getting hit from behind by Ben Lovejoy. No call on the play.

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Apr
16

Lundqvist “good to go”

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Alain Vigneault backed Rangers fans off the ledge, stating that Henrik Lundqvist is good to go for today’s game. There were concerns that Hank, who is really the Rangers only hope at winning this series, would be unable to play in Game Two after Marc Staal’s errant stick caught him in the eye.

I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

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Apr
15

Dan Girardi ruled out for Game Two

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A bit of surprising news here, as Dan Girardi has officially been ruled out by Alain Vigneault. Girardi has an “all over” injury, per the coach, which is as playoffs as you can get. If it’s an all over injury, he may be physically, mentally, and spiritually injured.

Henrik Lundqvist, who skated, will be a game time decision.

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Per John Shannon, there appears to be no damage to Henrik Lundqvist’s eye after getting hit in the eye by Marc Staal’s errant stick. This is obviously good news, as permanent eye damage was a major concern for all parties, and the recall of Magnus Hellberg threw more fuel to the fire.

Swelling appears to be a major issue, so Lundqvist is probably a game time decision for tomorrow. This is one of those situations where NBC’s odd scheduling to get the Rangers on NBC for two games works in the Rangers’ advantage.

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Per Steve Zipay, Dan Girardi is a full participant in practice today after missing the last two games of the season with an upper body injury. Girardi was leveled by Brian Boyle in the third period of that contest.

Eric Staal, Mats Zuccarello, and Viktor Stalberg are also full participants.

Ryan McDonagh was on the ice in a non-contact jersey, but holding a righty stick. He’s not close, and AV confirmed he will not play in the opener.

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Some notes from practice today, and there were a bunch of them:

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Per Steve Zipay, Henrik Lundqvist has been named Team MVP, as voted on by the media. This comes as no surprise, as without Lundqvist this team might not even be in the playoffs this season. This was honestly a no-brainer.

Jesper Fast was named the Player’s Player, voted on by his teammates. I think this means a lot more than people realize. It shows Fast is respected on the ice for the roles he’s been given, and he’s likely a positive influence in the locker room. Not bad for a sixth round pick, acquired by the Rangers for a busted first round pick in Bobby Sanguinetti.

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Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Last night, the Rangers and their fans held their collective breaths as captain Ryan McDonagh, the anchor of their blue line, blocked a shot by Brandon Dubinsky with his hand, and immediately left the game. McDonagh did not return, and will be re-evaluated today, per Alain Vigneault.

While a recall of a defenseman –likely Brady Skjei– is all but confirmed at this point (Update: written before the Skjei recall), the major issue will be how the Rangers deal with the injury in the playoffs. McDonagh and Keith Yandle are without a doubt the two best Rangers defensemen, and perhaps the only two skaters that the Rangers couldn’t lose for a serious playoff run.

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