Matt Gilroy will make his season debut for the Rangers tonight against the Penguins.
Gilroy has been a healthy scratch through the first six games after playing 34 games for the Whale during the lockout.
He told the Rangers website, that it’s a good feeling being in the Rangers lineup and that he just wants to have fun and take advantage of his opportunity.
Gilroy said that one of the things he learned in Hartford to just keep his game simple and let his offense just come.
On being a healthy scratch to start the season, Gilroy told Ranger Rants, “it’s hard but you’re a part of it. I’m a New York Ranger and there’s not much to be frustrated about when you look at the whole big picture.”
John Tortorella said yesterday that he would consider using Gilroy as a forward and his versatility is a reason why they wanted him back, “Gilly is versatile and that is why we wanted him back. He can do some different things and as you start running through some injuries and stuff like that. For a coaches point of view, to have a player who can play a lot of different positions is a really good thing.”