Steve Zipay at Blue Notes gives an update from this mornings practice...
"As mentioned as a strong possiblity here yesterday, Steve Valiquette is giving Henrik a breather. He last played Jan. 3 and faced the Flyers in the 5-3 loss at MSG last Feb. 17 when both Shanahan (concussion) and Lundqvist (shoulder) left the game.
One surprise is that D Paul Mara is sitting, Marek Malik and Jason Strudwick are dressing. Marc Staal will play, still a little flu-ish.
No callups. I'm mystified. Just 12 healthy forwards.
Some line tinkering: Straka back with Gomez, Jagr. Avery back with Dubinsky, Shanny. Might happen, but Renney said not to read too much into it."
...if Renney pairs Malik with Strudwick tonight, is there a slower d tandem in the NHL?
...I don't like Renney continuing to tinker with the lines. Its one of the reasons this team can't find any chemistry.