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New lines/powerplay units with Zuccarello’s injury

The Rangers practiced with a new set of lines today, as they adjust to life without Mats Zuccarello. As expect, St. Louis moves up to the first line, with Fast moving to the third line and Sheppard coming to the fourth line: Rick Nash-Derick Brassard-Martin St. Louis Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-J.T. Miller Carl Hagelin-Kevin Hayes-Jesper Fast Tanner Glass-Dominic Moore-James Sheppard There…

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Rick Nash named Rangers MVP; Nash/Staal out tonight

Rick Nash was named the Rangers team MVP and Player’s Player Award winner this morning. Nash has 42 goals and 27 assists (69 points) in 79 games thus far this season. He almost single-handedly carried the offense while the rest of the lines were being finalized. Nash and Marc Staal will be scratched tonight, as Ryan Bourque and Chris Summers…

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Lineup notes: Tanner Glass in for James Sheppard tomorrow

Alain Vigneault is shuffling the lines a bit for tomorrow’s showdown with the Islanders, and will be dressing Tanner Glass on the fourth line over James Sheppard. Sheppard had been used with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast as the 4LW, providing some much needed defensive stability to a fourth line that really needed a defensively solid LW. It is likely…

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Practice notes: Sheppard in, Glass out

Per Rick Carpiniello, the newly acquired James Sheppard will skate on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast. None of the top-nine forwards were touched, meaning Tanner Glass, despite improved play, will be the healthy scratch heading into tomorrow’s game in Detroit. The lines: Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St. Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Sheppard-Moore-Fast There are zero holes in those four lines. That…

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Depth goaltending options in Lundqvist’s absence

*due to the large percentage of the BSB staff who were physically at the Canucks game, Dave’s goal breakdown will be posted this afternoon. The entirety of the Rangers’ community held their collective breath during the announcement that franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was experiencing continued symptoms from his fluke neck injury. It was a strange coalescence of events that ended…

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AV alters powerplay units amid struggles

In a move to hopefully get the most out of his powerplay, Alain Vigneault made some changes to the two units, swapping Dan Boyle and Ryan McDonagh at the point, and Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis as a forward. Both Boyle and MSL have been struggling mightily, and it was time to change things up. The units: PP1: McDonagh,…

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Miller will sit for Glass. Shocker.

Lineup notes: Miller appears to be healthy scratch

Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers are shuffling their lineup after last night’s loss to the Isles, and J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch along with Matt Hunwick. Lee Stempniak and John Moore will be back in the lineup. Tanner Glass will still be playing because he “played physically last 3 games, element that team needs.” The lines: Rick Nash…

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Lineup notes: Stepan unlikely, Miller to center, Glass dressing

Per Brett Cyrgalis, Derek Stepan was not on the ice for practice and is not expected to play tomorrow in Boston. Tanner Glass, a healthy scratch for the last six games, was skating on the fourth line, which was one of three new lines: Rick Nash-Derrick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Lee Stempniak Tanner Glass-Kevin Hayes-Jesper…

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Lineup notes against Anaheim: Moore in for Hunwick

Per the Rangers Twitter, defenseman John Moore will return to the lineup in place of Matt Hunwick. Moore, who has yet to score a goal and has just three assists this season, has been a healthy scratch for the Rangers last two games. Henrik Lundqvist will get the start in net tonight.

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Lineup notes: Miller in, Fast out against Stars

Per Steve Zipay, Jesper Fast will be the healthy scratch tonight for the Rangers as they take on Dallas. J.T. Miller will be re-inserted back into the lineup. For some reason, Tanner Glass is still playing. It’s not like Dallas is incredibly skilled, fast, and high scoring or anything like that. The defense will remain the same, and Henrik Lundqvist…

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