Lineup notes against New Jersey: Stempniak/Moore in, Miller/Hunwick out

Per Steve Zipay, forward Lee Stempniak –who missed a few games with the mumps– will be back in the lineup tonight at the expense of J.T. Miller. Stempniak skated with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin at the optional skate. John Moore also appears to be in for Matt Hunwick. Alain Vigneault noted that the lines are not final, and everyone…

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Lineup notes: Derick Brassard returns to the lineup

Derick Brassard will return to the lineup tonight after missing a few games with the mumps. Brassard was the second Ranger (Tanner Glass) to contract the mumps, but is not the last. Lee Stempniak is no longer with the team for the moment as he is being isolated with the mumps. The lines will change a bit, but the same…

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Lineup notes: Hunwick in, Moore out

Per the Rangers Twitter, Matt Hunwick will replace John Moore on the third defense pairing tonight in Calgary. It’s a relatively minor lineup change, probably designed to ensure Hunwick’s legs stay fresh.

Lineup notes: Kreider to fourth line, Glass a healthy scratch?

Per the Rangers Twitter, Tanner Glass was skating with Matt Hunwick as the extra skaters at practice. Chris Kreider has been moved to the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast. That likely means J.T. Miller has moved up in the lineup to play top-nine minutes, presumably with Kevin Hayes and Lee Stempniak. Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis,…

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AV: Kreider doubtful for tonight

Per Sean Hartnett, winger Chris Kreider is doubtful for tonight with neck spasms after colliding with Carl Hagelin at practice yesterday. With Kreider likely out, J.T. Miller will stay in the lineup for at least one more game. Meanwhile, AV also confirmed that Tanner Glass and John Moore will return to the lineup tonight. Glass is replacing the injured Kreider,…

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Back to benching kids for vets?

Update: Tanner Glass is out for the optional skate, which means he will likely be a healthy scratch, per Steve Zipay. The original title for this post is relatively useless, so I’m going to change it now. Original Post: In case you missed it yesterday, Tanner Glass returned to practice and skated on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast….

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Practice Notes: Glass skates, Talbot starts

Per Brett Cyrgalis, winger Tanner Glass –out with the mumps– skated with the team today at practice, rotating with Anthony Duclair on the fourth defense pairing with John Moore. Glass won’t play tomorrow, and it looks like Alain Vigneault won’t be making any lineup changes either. Jim Cerny noted that Cam Talbot will be in goal tomorrow.

Practice notes: Boyle back, Moore/Duclair extras

Per Andrew Gross, Dan Boyle is back and practicing with the team after sitting out with flu like symptoms. Considering Tanner Glass had flu like symptoms before coming down with the mumps, we had legitimate concern for Boyle. Boyle was inserted into the lineup in place of John Moore, who will join Anthony Duclair in the press box, also per…

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Lineup notes: Kreider returns; Duclair likely to sit

Per Andrew Gross, Chris Kreider is back in the lineup tonight, and Anthony Duclair will be the healthy scratch tonight, based on the line combos: Rick Nash-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Kevin Hayes-Lee Stempniak J.T. Miller-Dominic Moore-Jesper Fast Another night when Duclair sits. Fire away. I have a post coming at noon, that I wrote before…

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Glass out with flu like symptoms, Stempniak to dress

Per Rick Carpinello, winger Tanner Glass will be out tonight with flu like symptoms. Lee Stempniak will return to the lineup to take his place. Also, it’s confirmed that Ryan McDonagh will play tonight, and John Moore –not Matt Hunwick– will be the odd man out on the blue line. Cam Talbot will get the start in net tonight.