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Rangers? Richards Out Again Tonight

Brad Richards will miss his second straight game tonight when his Rangers visit the Islanders.

Richards ? who was crosschecked into the boards from behind Sunday by Buffalo?s Patrick Kaleta (who was suspended five games for the play) ? didn?t skate this morning; however, the 32-year-old center doesn?t expect to be out much longer.

?It?s not a long-term thing,? Richards said, per the Daily News. ?I went in (to the boards) pretty hard. I?ve just got to let the body regroup a little bit here ? Obviously, the neck and back are a little locked up.?

The Rangers, buoyed by the return of power forward Rick Nash, have won three straight.

The Isles have won two in a row themselves, including a 6-3 win over Montreal on Tuesday.

For more on this story visit: Jason Brough, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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