Read: The Injury Situation

In the Rangers loss to Montreal last night, the Rangers saw Ryan McDonagh leave the game in the second period after being hit into the boards by Max Pacioretty and then Dan Girardi had to helped off the ice after blocking a shot from PK Subban.

Rangers who did not play last night due to injury include Michael Del Zotto, Arron Asham, Darroll Powe and Rick Nash.

Ryan Callahan said on HNL last night that injuries are no excuse for the Rangers, “they are key guys, but the guys we have playing are capable.”

John Tortorella was asked about the injuries and responded “what can you do?” He added that the team needs to keep on playing and that some kids got a chance to play last night.

Del Zotto said after the morning skate yesterday that he was feeling better.

Marc Staal was also questionable heading into last night with the flu.

Staal played nearly 28 minutes last night and had four giveaways.

On HNL last night, Ken Daneyko said that when a team gets into a situation like this, it is “demoralizing.”