Brad Richards likely out for Rangers vs. Flyers

Brad Richards likely out for Rangers vs. Flyers
March 5, 2013, 1:30 pm
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When the Flyers take on the Rangers Tuesday night, New York may be without its top center.

According to's Tim Panaccio, Brad Richards will likely be out of the Rangers' lineup because of apparent concussion-like symptoms.

Richards skated for just two minutes in the team's morning skate before leaving the ice.

Soon after, the Rangers recalled forward Micheal Haley from the AHL Connecticut Whale to add to the speculation that Richards will be sidelined.

Richards, 32, was hit from behind by Buffalo's Patrik Kaleta on Sunday. He remained on the ice for a few minutes but later returned to the game. Kaleta was handed a five-game suspension for the hit.

The Flyers could catch a huge break, as Richards' absence would leave a gaping hole at center for the Rangers.

Richards has recorded two goals and 13 points through New York's first 20 games. He failed to register a point in two contests against the Flyers this season.

Haley would add an extra physical edge to the Rangers if he plays. The 26-year-old has 151 penalty minutes in 43 career NHL games -- all with the New York Islanders.

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