So as Henrik Lundqvist was still having trouble yesterday afternoon moving what he described as a "still very stiff" neck before making the flight for this afternoon's match against the Penguins, it's safe to say The King would have to be regarded as quite questionable to get the start.

Which makes it all the more significant that the Rangers' other member of royalty, Marian Gaborik, is beginning to answer questions on the ice that have been hovering over him all season.

Lundqvist is continuing to receive treatment for the neck injury he sustained on Friday night when he was run over by Benoit Pouliot with 3:39 remaining in the Rangers' 6-3 Garden rout of the Canadiens. The goaltender, who completed the game after being checked and cleared by trainer Jim Ramsay for possible concussion-related symptoms, seemed realistic about his chance of starting his 16th straight.