Regehr a game-time decision

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:08 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Flames defenceman Robyn Regehr was walking like he'd been in a car accident, but plans to give his best shot for tonight's game against the New York Rangers.

Regehr left the game in Detroit with seven minutes remaining in the third period after crashing into the end boards, but plans to take the pre-game skate and assess himself from that point.

“I’m pretty sore, but lucky considering I went head-first into the boards,” he said while a few players took part in an optional skate at Madison Square Garden. “Very scary, and I’ll see if I can get things warmed up today. I hope to be able to play tonight.

“If I’m able to go out and help the team, I’ll play. If I go out there and feel like I can’t, there’s no use. There’s other guys around who can do a better job, but if I feel I can help the team win, I’ll be out there.”

Regehr was looking to close the gap on Mike Modano when he suddenly slipped.

“He hit the breaks and I went to pull up as well, and for whatever reason, I don’t know if there was a stick or I lost an edge, but from three or four feet away from the boards ended up going head-first into the boards,” he said.

If Regehr can't play, Steve Staios will draw in. Otherwise, it doesn't appear there will be any other changes. Nor do we know who'll play in goal.


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