Lineup notes: Fast/Duclair in; Stempniak day-to-day

Per Steve Zipay, Lee Stempniak is out tonight, and Alain Vigneault doesn’t think it is a long-term issue. That means both Anthony Duclair and Jesper Fast will play tonight, on the third and fourth lines, respectively. Per Zipay, the lines at practice yesterday: Rick Nash-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Kevin Hayes-Anthony Duclair Tanner Glass-Dominic Moore-Jesper Fast

Lineup changes: Duclair in for Fast

Per Andrew Gross, Anthony Duclair will play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, skating on the third line with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin. Lee Stempniak was shifted to the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. Jesper Fast will be the healthy scratch. The defensive pairs will be Marc Staal-Dan Boyle, John Moore-Dan Girardi, and Matt Hunwick-Kevin Klein.

Lineup notes: Dan Boyle returns, Anthony Duclair still sitting

Per Sean Hartnett, the only lineup change being made tonight will be Dan Boyle returning to the lineup, replacing Mike Kostka. Likely riding the 5-0 win on Tuesday night, coach Alain Vigneault did not make any changes to his forward lines, which means Anthony Duclair will again be a scratch. Sooner or later, I’m going to get the Duclair-Kevin Hayes-Lee…

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Fast in for Duclair; Glass has inappropriate photos of the coaching staff

Per Seth Rothman, recently recalled winger Jesper Fast is taking line rushes with Tanner Glass and Dominic Moore, while Carl Hagelin, Kevin Hayes, and Anthony Duclair are all taking rushes together. If these lines hold true, then it means Lee Stempniak will be the odd man out. In unrelated news, Tanner Glass has inappropriate photos of the coaching staff, and…

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Practice notes: Boyle in regular jersey, Kaberle at practice

Per Andrew Gross, Dan Boyle, out since the season opener with a fractured right hand, was in a regular practice jersey this morning. He was skating with Tomas Kaberle, who is joining Ranger practices without a contract. Boyle may not play tomorrow, but it looks like he will be set to return next week. Considering the state of the blue…

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Reinforcements are on the way

The Rangers are so shorthanded right now that they’re bringing in Tomas Kaberle to skate with the team today, but that won’t last much longer. Derek Stepan’s return is imminent, Dan Boyle’s recovery is also in it’s final stages, and John Moore’s suspension will be over after Sunday’s game. Kevin Klein could follow soon after, though no official prognosis has…

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Lineup changes: New defense pairings with Moore out

Per Brett Cyrgalis, the coaching staff shook up the defensive pairings a bit with John Moore headed towards a suspension. The forward lines were changed up as well, likely due to the success we saw from the Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash trio: Zuccarello-Brassard-Nash Chris Kreider-Martin St. Louis-Anthony Duclair Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Lee Stempniak Tanner Glass-Kevin Hayes-Chris Mueller Ryan McDonagh-Marc Staal Kevin…

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New lines from practice: Duclair back in

Per the team Twitter, coach Alain Vigneault has some new lines at practice, with Anthony Duclair sliding back in on the third line. Ryan Malone is the extra skater: Chris Kreider-Kevin Hayes-Rick Nash Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Martin St. Louis Anthony Duclair-Dominic Moore-Carl Hagelin Tanner Glass-Chris Mueller-Lee Stempniak There were no changes to the defensive pairings.

Lineup Changes: Duclair odd man out with roster moves

Per Pat Leonard, the Rangers have new lines following three roster moves yesterday, and Anthony Duclair will be the odd man out, at least for tomorrow night’s game. The lines: Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Martin St. Louis Chris Kreider-Kevin Hayes-Rick Nash Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Lee Stempniak Tanner Glass-Chris Mueller-Ryan Malone It’s very early in the season, and Alain Vigneault also said that Duclair…

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Lineup notes: Hunwick back in, Kostka skating as extra

Can’t really say this was unexpected, but after Mike Kostka’s two turnovers last night, he was skating as the 7D in practice today, per Seth Rothman. Marc Staal was skating with Matt Hunwick, and Kevin Klein was still with John Moore. The forward lines remained unchanged, as Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller were the extras.