Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have some good news in the injury department. Artem Anisimov was skating this morning at the optional skate. Although he is unlikely to play tonight, it’s a good sign to see him skating, it means his shoulder injury isn’t serious.
Along with Anisimov, Gross states that John Scott (unsurprisingly), Anton Stralman, and Jeff Woywitka will be the other scratches. Steve Eminger wasn’t on the ice for the Rangers, and Gross has said that he is unlikely to play.
The lines and pairings are what you would expect them to be:
In other good news, all the Rangers need is one point to clinch the playoffs. Sure, the division race is closer than we had hoped, but clinching a playoff spot this early is a step in the right direction.