NEW YORK (AP) -Quick-healing forward Scott Gomez made an early return to the New York Rangers lineup on Thursday against his former New Jersey Devils teammates.
Gomez injured his ribs on Friday night when he crashed into the boards during a game at Philadelphia. He was forced to sit out Tuesday at home when the Rangers lost to the Flyers 2-1 in overtime, and was expected to miss at least one more game.
The playmaking center skated on his own Wednesday at practice and then joined the Rangers for the pregame warmup before New York took on the Devils.
Gomez, who until Tuesday hadn't missed a game this season - his first with the Rangers - has a team-high 67 points in 76 games.

Top NHL Public Bets

#1 26 Canada  61% Bet Now
#2 28 Sweden  60% Bet Now

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Halak, Europe eye another victory in Canada Injuries limited the Islanders’ Jaroslav...
Thumbnail Note's top defenseman becomes new captain For the first time since 2011, the Blues have a new wearer of the “C.”It’s an individual, though, who’s already served the organization with distinction for nearly a...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages