More Lineup Changes: Stepan On Top Line

October 12, 2011, by

The lineup tinkering at practice continued, with Derek Stepan stepping up to the top line LW with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.  The full lines:

Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello

The defensive pairings remained the same, as Mike Sauer sat out another day of practice. Wojtek Wolski also sat out with his wonky groin.  It is expected that Sauer will be back on Saturday when the Rangers “open” their North American season against the Islanders and the World’s Stickiest Coliseum. There is no timetable for Wolski’s return, or Marc Staal’s for that matter.

Categories : Lineup Changes


  1. albert manaker says:

    I think the best left 1 lane only Sean Avery!

  2. charlie crispino says:

    Torterella made a huge.mistake with Sean Avery put your.personal feelings aside a bring him back zucarello is useless

  3. Mike Mad says:

    Are we tough enough on the back end to keep the front of the net clear? We spent a lot of time in our own end in Europe.Nobody fears crashing our net.

    • Dave says:

      The absense of Marc Staal makes us weaker on the back end. That said; Sauer, McDonagh, and surprisingly enough Del Zotto have been throwing their weight around.