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Carcillo to make Rangers debut vs. ‘Hawks tonight

Jan 8, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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Cue the Carbomb.

On Wednesday, newly-acquired forward Dan Carcillo will make his Rangers debut, going up against his ex-Chicago mates in a Rivalry Night game on NBCSN.

“I see Dan bringing a lot of energy,” Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault told Blueshirts United. “Sometimes you need those momentum shifts changing in games where a guy goes out and gets a couple of big hits which brings a lot of energy, and I see him doing that.

“That’s what I remember from him, and I’m anxious to see what he’s going to do with us tonight.”

Acquired from Los Angeles on Saturday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Carcillo will fill the energy/agitator role previously held by Derek Dorsett, who is out 4-6 weeks with a broken fibula.

Carcillo should have plenty of motivation tonight.

In addition to making his Rangers debut, he’ll also be taking on the ‘Hawks team he won a Stanley Cup with last season. Carcillo appeared in 23 of 48 regular season games and made four playoff appearances Chicago, getting his name engraved on Lord Stanley’s mug in the process.

This year, Carcillo appeared in 26 games for Los Angeles, scoring one goal and two points while racking up 57 penalty minutes.

  1. jhaegs - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    If that isn’t the face of a hockey player, I don’t know what is… yikes.

  2. blackandorangeforlife - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    A face only a mother could love!

  3. bleedrangerblue - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Carcillo is a Ranger. He must earn my love. I remember…..

  4. blomfeld - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM


  5. kastout11 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    blomfield, are you talking about Carcillo beating up Gaborik a few years ago? Gaborik is not even on the team anymore. I was a huge Carcillo fan when he was in Philly, but cannot see myself cheering for him as a stinking Ranger.

  6. kingcobraman - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    picture looks more like a ex con from the skids…hahaha… what’s this he gets traded more than a ho in the skids…

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