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On Monday night, John Tortorella spoke about Michael Del Zotto and said that he played well and was very aggressive.

He added that he wanted to see Del Zotto get rewarded on the offensive side of the puck, saying "I would like to see the puck go in for him. Or the pass that he does make creates a goal. He has been doing a number of good things offensively and defensively."

Last night against the Devils, Del Zotto scored a short handed goal that he knocked out of mid-air and set up Rick Nash was a pass for the game winner.

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On Monday night, Michael Del Zotto played a career playoff high of over 25 minutes with four shots on goal, five that were blocked and four that missed the net.

Del Zotto scored the Rangers second goal, which was originally credited to Ryan Callahan.

John Tortorella said of Del Zotto's game on Monday, "he played very well defensively and offensively.

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Michael Del Zotto has three goals in the last two games after not scoring a goal since February 5th.

Del Zotto's first goal last night was his first PP goal of the season.

On that goal, John Tortorella said, "Michael Del Zotto finally decides to shoot a puck."

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Last night, Michael Del Zotto played over 27 minutes for the Rangers as they dropped to four defensemen following the ejection of Michael Sauer.

Following the game on Thursday, John Tortorella told the media, "He is a very important guy for us right now with what has happened to our D and I think that he has progressed nicely from his first year, to last year, to now he has gone through a little bit of a process and I think he has handled himself very well and still playing with the swagger that he needs to play with without going overboard. His decision making is much better."

Following last night's game, Del Zotto told Katie Strang at ESPN NY:

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Michael Del Zotto was the only Rangers skater at practice yesterday who didn't skate. He rode a stationary bike but won't skate until he gets his stitches removed this weekend.

To see Del Zotto talk about his injury and status, click play below:

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