NEW YORK (AP) - Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards says he will be a healthy scratch Thursday night as New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
Richards, a star player earning $12 million this season, stayed on the ice with the extras Thursday during the morning skate. He then confirmed that Rangers coach John Tortorella had called to tell him he would be sitting out.
Richards, who has seven years left on the nine-year, $60 million deal he signed in July 2011, has been largely ineffective in 10 playoff games. He's registered one goal and no assists and posted a minus-3 rating.
He's dropped to the fourth line, had his ice time cut and hasn't gotten New York's woeful power play going.
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