Our friend Bob, from BobsBlitz.com, passes along this update on Neal Auricchio, the Rangers fan who was beaten outside Geno’s.
The Rangers have invited him to a game: [BobsBlitz.com]
Neal, who works as a policeman for the Woodbridge Police Department in New Jersey, will be watching the team at Madison Square Garden on February 27th when the Blueshirts take on the Devils. Details of if they will recognize him are still being worked out according to a MSG source.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella, who called Neal almost immediately, was at the forefront if the move — providing a number of tickets to Auricchio and his family.
Bob also informs us that Auricchio will now need to undergo facial surgery as a result of the attack. Sad.
The folks at NY Rangers Blog are also doing a nice job of updating the story.