EriK at the Trib complains about the weather (and Erik, your copy editing of this blog entry is as horrid as mine here at Boltsmag :) ) and floats the idea that Doug Janik will dress for tonights game.
I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Tampa dressing seven defenseman and throwing Doug Janik into the lineup, but I don’t know if that’s the case. After all, it was an optional.
I won't put it past Torts if he plays this. Shane-O is still a rookie... But if O'Brien plays with as much intensity as he has during his short stay in Tampa (or comparable to Paul Ranger's balls-to-the-wall play during last years playoffs), I don't see the (R) status as a thing to worry about.