Michael Del Zotto skated for the third straight day today and said, that how he feels tomorrow will determine whether he returns to the Rangers lineup.
Del Zotto said, “we will see how I feel tomorrow. I was optimistic about playing yesterday but I wasn’t ready. Today was better than yesterday and yesterday was better than the day before so we are on the right track.”
Del Zotto continued to emphasize that he feels better today than he did yesterday and he knew near the end of yesterday’s morning skate that he didn’t feel ready to return.
He added that it is tough to get back and help the Rangers stop their struggles, but needs to make sure he doesn’t rush back.
In terms of the hit that has kept Del Zotto out, he said, “the hit was exactly how it seemed. A weird scenario and I got hit on the hip. Methot is not a small individual.”