SHARE
Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Rangers C Brad Richards sits out after taking hard hit into boards from Sabres' Kaleta

Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 6:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Rangers C Brad Richards sits out after taking hard hit into boards from Sabres' Kaleta

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rangers centre Brad Richards is sitting out against the Philadelphia Flyers two nights after absorbing a hard hit from behind that led to a suspension for Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta.

Richards, who played in New York's 20 games this season before Tuesday night, returned to the ice Sunday after being shaken up in the third period of the Rangers' 3-2 shootout victory over Buffalo. He remained down for several minutes and received treatment before feeling well enough to finish the game.

Richards also skated briefly on Tuesday morning, but was ruled out about 90 minutes before the Rangers were to face the Flyers.

Rangers coach John Tortorella said Richards was "banged-up" but didn't give specifics about his injury. Tortorella also said he doesn't believe this will be a long-term problem.

Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6