Marian Gaborik gets back on ice

Updated: November 2, 2010, 1:49 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella said injured right wing Marian Gaborik skated on Monday morning for the first time since suffering a separated left shoulder on Oct. 15.

Tortorella talked to Gaborik after the skate and said before Monday's night's 3-2 win against the Blackhawks that Gaborik is "still a ways away."

Gaborik told reporters at the morning skate that there is no timetable for his return, but this was the biggest hurdle he's cleared since going down in the third game of the season. Reports indicated that he skated without pads and took wrist shots, but did not attempt a slap shot.

Gaborik said after the skate that his stickhandling was good and his range of motion has improved.

He led the Rangers with 42 goals last season. Ryan Callahan has stepped up in his absence, netting four goals and seven assists in 10 games.

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