Fresh start for Wolski in Florida

February, 26, 2012
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So far, so good for Wojtek Wolski, who was sent south Saturday by the Rangers in a trade to Florida.

The 25-year-old winger, who struggled to crack the Rangers' lineup since returning from sports hernia surgery last month, scored the game-tying goal for his new club in the Panthers 3-2 win over Carolina just hours after being dealt.

Wolski, who was acquired by the Panthers in exchange for a minor-league prospect and a third-round draft pick in 2013, was stopped in the shootout, but teammate Stephen Weiss tallied the deciding goal to complete Florida's comeback.

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Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto is apparently fine after banging into the right goalpost during the third period of Saturday's 3-2 OT win against Buffalo.

The young blue-liner appeared to be in pain on the bench after tweaking his right hip, but, according to the team, is okay.

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Defensive prospect Tim Erixon, whose name has surfaced as part of a potential package to bring Rick Nash to New York, was forced from the Connecticut Whale's 2-0 loss to Springfield Saturday night.

According to a Rangers spokesperson, Erixon suffered a neck strain and is day-to-day.



Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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