Asham told the Rangers website:
- “I’m basically fighting for my life. I am not getting any younger. This could be my last year. I will be working for a job next year and helping this team make the playoffs and making a good run. I came in with a do or die mentality.”
- “I came in knowing that I was on a thin line, I had a decent exhibition season and made it hard for the coaches to send me down. Hopefully I can stay in the lineup and make it easy for the coaches to keep me in the lineup.”
Asham added that he got into a routine last year of only playing 4 or 5 minutes a night and that he is looking forward to getting some more minutes this year, “I have some more minutes in these legs.”
Asham also said that John Tortorella ran a pretty tight ship and that guys are now coming to the rink everyday with smiles on their faces.
7:40PM: The Rangers have noted on twitter that Arron Asham will make his season debut tomorrow.
Pat Leonard says that Jesper Fast will come out of the lineup.
He tells the team’s twitter account, “I want to show that there is some life left in these old legs…..I am fighting for my career here.”