While the Rangers had a day offÂ Saturday before playing for the third time in four daysÂ Sunday afternoon against the Flyers at the Garden, Marian Gaborik was back on the ice, skating for the fourth straight day as he continues his comeback from a concussion that has kept him out for the past two weeks. Gaborik, who has 17 goals in 47 games in an injury-plagued second season on Broadway after scoring 42 to lead the Rangers a year ago, last played in the previous Rangers-Flyers game, leaving at the first intermission as he complained that he could not concentrate on the ice. It was then revealed that a hit the previous Sunday from Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, which Gaborik said he had thought was just "a little bell-ringer," was a concussion. The Rangers enter Sunday's game in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Carolina and two up on Buffalo. Their 4-1 victory at Ottawa on Friday night snapped a three-game losing streak, but they have lost four straight at home, and seven of the last nine at the Garden.
Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik continues to skate, aims for comeback from concussion
New York Daily News | Mar 7