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Richards headed for second straight healthy scratch

May 24, 2013, 2:08 PM EST

Brad Richards AP

Brad Richards is expected to be a healthy scratch for the second straight time tomorrow when the Rangers play Game 5 of their second-round series against the Bruins in Boston.

Richards skated with the other Game 4 scratches this morning before regular practice.

It’s no surprise head coach John Tortorella is expected to keep the same lineup for Saturday’s game, given the one he used Thursday is the only one that’s resulted in a Rangers victory this series.

At this point, it appears the only way Richards will play again in this series is by way of an injury to a teammate. (If the Rangers can somehow win three more against the B’s and advance to the conference finals, well, let’s just cross that bridge should we come to it.)

By the way, Richards’ replacement on the fourth line, Kris Newbury, was on the ice for 8:03 of Game 4 and finished with four hits, going 0-for-2 in the faceoff circle.

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  1. jaredo10 - May 24, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Time to add my Richards jersey to my ebay account. hopefully ill get milk money back in return..

    • tfaltin - May 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Seriously, I bought the winter classic jersey with his number.

      • jcmeyer10 - May 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        One of those jerseys that seemed like a good idea at the time. Being a New Englander, it reminds me of the guys who got a Katzemoyer jersey when he was drafted by the Pats.

  2. tfaltin - May 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    No surprise really, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Personally I have to wonder though, can’t Richards center the third line with Pyatt and Zucc and Boyle be the physical presence on the 4th line?

    • DED - May 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      Except that Boyle is playing well enough to earn 3rd line minutes. Those 4th line guys play what? 8, 9 minutes a game?

  3. banger60 - May 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Good, GO RANGERS!!!!!!

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