Quick injury and lineup notes

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:


Staal-Del Zotto

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.

12 Responses to “Quick injury and lineup notes”

  1. Solid line combos. Good to see MZA moving up and Feds moving down. Too many missed opportunities by Feds as of late.

  2. Spot on Dave, clinching a playoff spot this early is just that, another measurable step in the right direction. I actually wouldn’t mind us falling back a few spots for a better draft position. Tom Wilson will be a great choice for us for where we will be picking. Justin Schultz would be a heck of a pick up should he want to play with his fellow Badgers.

  3. I would like to see Stralman in tonight and Bickel sit. Bickel has been more than a little shakey of late.

  4. I would like to see:

    Maybe move up Feds to Boyle line if Duby sucks again. Give Mitchell occasional shifts. Have Rupp out there only to fight Clarkson and such.

    • ecactly correct Dubi is a 4th line player at best. You see by Torts comment in the Nypost – not enough consistency.

      In fact when AA returns I am sure that Dubi not Zucarello sits out.

      One other item – I think that Hagelin should move to the first PP unit replacing Boyle. Especially against the Devils. There is also an argument that Hagelin should replace Zucarello

  5. Don’t get too set on line combos…they change all the time. Think of how many times Pittsburgh has put together and separated Malkin/Crosby.