was back on the ice Saturday for the second day of training camp after a sore back idled him on Friday. Gaborik said his back tightened up after lifting weights earlier in the week, and both he and the training staff decided that it did not make sense for him to overextend himself during the three-lap sprint conditioning test.
But on Saturday, Gaborik took part in a series of grueling sprints on the ice with the fourth and final group of the day, then reported that his back felt fine.
"It felt pretty good except for the fact that I hadn't been on the ice for four days and that was a little tough for my legs," said Gaborik, who looked impressive.
Assuming his back cooperates, Gaborik will take part in one of the two scrimmages scheduled for Sunday – and he's looking forward to the competition.
"A scrimmage is there to mimic a game in terms of finding the right fit," said Gaborik, who scored a team-high 42 goals for the Rangers last season. "It starts to help to put the whole puzzle together. It will be fun to have pucks on the ice finally."
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