5 years ago

Brad Richards didn't skate again Tuesday as he fights through a nasty case of the flu.

John Tortorella continues to say he's not concerned by Richards' absence, although it would be nice for him to get more ice time with new linemate Rick Nash. The Rangers are scheduled for only off-ice work Wednesday, meaning Richards won't likely return to on-ice work until Thursday at the earliest. We wouldn't let this sickness affect your draft ranking for Richards since he'll most likely be 100 percent by the time the season opens Saturday.