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John Tortorella protecting players?

Updated: March 8, 2013, 12:43 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella says he doesn't like disclosing injuries because it's his No. 1 job to protect his players, and believes the fans and media don't have the right to know everything that's going on with the team.

Tortorella came under fire recently for responding, "None of your business," when a reporter asked him about winger Rick Nash's undisclosed injury in late February -- thought to be a concussion -- which caused him to miss four games.

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