- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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Here are some other tidbits/news following the Rangers 3-1 loss to the Wild.
***After saying that Marian Gaborik (concussion) will not play Friday against Ottawa and is still dealing with symptoms, Rangers coach John Tortorella said Gaborik will make the trip with the team to Ottawa.
***Defenseman Ryan McDonagh is day-to-day after "wrenching his knee" according to Tortorella. The teams wants to see how the swelling is and does not believe the injury is anything structurally related.
Said Tortorella: "We'll have to see how he feels tomorrow."
***It was announced during the broadcast that defenseman Michael Del Zotto, who is currently with AHL Connecticut, is out four to six weeks after fracturing his finger with Connecticut on Wednesday.
***Defenseman Marc Staal played his first game after missing the previous three after suffering a knee strain on Feb. 22.
"Other than not having enough stamina as you usually have on the shift, i felt strong enough to get through the game obviously," Staal said. "I will keep treating it."
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