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.
Tension continues to escalate in the Eastern Conference finals, but Devils star Zach Parise doesn't expect the animosity between New Jersey and the New York Rangers to boil over through the rest of the series.
Rangers winger Brandon Prust has a hearing with the NHL on Sunday following his second-period elbow to the back of Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov's head Saturday, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang.
Vinny Prospal returned to the Rangers' lineup Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils and made his season debut after missing the past four months while undergoing rehab on his surgically repaired right knee.