New York Rangers center Brad Richards won't be in Thursday's lineup for a must-win Game 4 at Madison Square Garden against the Boston Bruins.
Richards informed reporters that he was told by head coach John Tortorella that he'll be a healthy scratch for a possible elimination game of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series.
"I'm disappointed," Richards said.
Richards logged a postseason-low 8:10 in Game 3 on Tuesday. He has one goal and is a minus-3 in the playoffs.