"We Are Excited To Be Back"

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Veteran forward Mike Rupp was one of 15 Rangers on the ice Monday at the MSG Training Center as the Blueshirts went about preparing for the start of training camp later this week.

In a one-on-one chat with BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny, Rupp discussed the challenges that lie ahead for the Rangers, the improved condition of his surgically-repaired knee, and how he has valued the time he shared with his family the past several months.

Watch this interview with Mike Rupp, then share your comments on what he had to say below.