Roster For Today’s Prospect GameSeptember 23, 2011, by
Per Bruce Berlet, who does a great job covering the CT Whale, the Rangers have announced their roster for the prospects game this afternoon against the Devils:
In a 1 p.m. prelim that is closed to the public, the Rangers’ prospects will play their Devils counterparts. The Rangers’ lineup is scheduled to consist of goalies Jason Missiaen and Scott Stajcer, defensemen Stu Bickel, Sam Klassen, Tomas Kundratek, Dylan McIlrath, Jyri Niemi and Sam Noreau and forwards Ryan Bourque, J.T. Miller, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Jordan Hickmott, Shane McColgan, Matt Rust, Michael St. Croix, Scott Tanski, Kelsey Tessier, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson and Andrew Yogan.
As I mentioned yesterday, a lot of these guys will be returned to their respective CHL clubs after the game. Out of the guys that would have to go to the CHL if cut, I think J.T. Miller and Dylan McIlrath might stick around a little bit longer and make the trip to Europe. The Rangers will carry six forward lines (18), five defense pairings (10), and three goalies while in Europe, which means 31 players will be making the trip.
Of course, that number may have been upped to 33 after John Tortorella was quoted that two players played their way on to the Europe roster, so we might get to 33 players. The game isn’t open to the public unfortunately, so stick to Twitter and follow the beat writers for updates.