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Richards back in Rangers’ lineup tonight versus Sens

Mar 8, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

Brad Richards AP

The streaking New York Rangers will have center Brad Richards back in the lineup tonight at home to Ottawa when they try to win their fifth game in a row (per

Richards — who was crosschecked into the boards from behind Sunday by Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta (who was suspended five games for the play) — sat out games Tuesday and Thursday.

“It’s not a long-term thing,” Richards, 32, said yesterday, per the Daily News. “I went in (to the boards) pretty hard. I’ve just got to let the body regroup a little bit here … Obviously, the neck and back are a little locked up.”

  1. bufffalojoe - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    That Oscar better be in a nice display case.

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