Praise For Eminger

“ (Steve Eminger) played a real good game. I'm hoping that conditioning stint really helped him. I thought he played well. ”
- John Tortorella
“ I thought Emmy played great for us. He stepped in and played some big minutes and did a really good job. There's going to be injuries along the way and gives other guys opportunities to step up, and he did. ”
- Michael Del Zotto

Steve Eminger appeared in only his fifth game of the season for the Rangers Tuesday night---and his first since February 7th. But with the Blueshirts defense corps ravaged by injury--with Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto both sitting out---Eminger stepped into the lineup and delivered a hard-nosed effort against the Winnipeg jets.

Eminger, who was in the starting lineup alongside partner Marc Staal and who just recently was recalled from a conditioning stint in Connecticut, logged a season-hgih 20:33 of ice-time, assisted on Ryan Callahan's goal, and notched a pair of hits and blocked shots.

See what his head coach John Tortorella and fellow defenseman Michael Del Zotto were saying about Steve Eminger's effort following practice on Wednesday.