While we were gone: Hagelin/Kreider swapped in lineup

While we were gone for the server upgrade, Alain Vigneault switched up his lines a bit. He moved Chris Kreider to the second line with Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis, and moved Carl Hagelin to the top line with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. This essentially gives the Rangers two top lines (1 and 1a, as you can’t really…

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Quick lineup change: Dorsett in for Carcillo

Per Pat Leonard, Derek Dorsett will be taking Dan Carcillo’s spot in the lineup tonight against Carolina. Dorsett’s last game was March 5th against Toronto. This move might make some people angry considering Carcillo’s strong play with the Rangers, but Dorsett is the more balanced player. His ability to take shifts in the defensive zone late in the game –not…

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Lineup notes: Falk, Carcillo scratched

Per Andrew Gross, Justin Falk and the newly acquired Dan Carcillo will be the healthy scratches tonight when the Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Michael Del Zotto and J.T. Miller will be in the lineup. Henrik Lundqvist will start (as expected). Starting Del Zotto over Falk is a no-brainer at this point, although few will agree. Miller over…

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Lineup notes: Cally in; Miller, Falk, Del Zotto out

Per the beat writers (multiple), Ryan Callahan will make his return tonight against the Penguins. J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch, but it’s important to note that AV said the kid is playing well, and that it’s just a numbers game. Derick Brassard will move back to center. On defense, Justin Falk and Michael Del Zotto remain the healthy…

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Practice notes: Staal to play tomorrow; Cally in non-contact jersey

Update: Per Pat Leonard, Falk and Del Zotto appear to be the scratches for tomorrow if Stralman can go. Original Post: There was a lot of news coming from practice today, courtesy of Brett Cyrgalis (New York Post). Marc Staal will play tomorrow, and Anton Stralman was taking rushes with Michael Del Zotto. John Moore and Justin Falk formed the…

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Practice notes: AV shakes up lines after roster moves

Per Pat Leonard, Alain Vigneault has shaken up the lines at practice in advance of tonight’s game against the Islanders: Rick Nash-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Carl Hagelin Brad Richards-J.T. Miller-Benoit Pouliot Brian Boyle-Dom Moore-Derek Dorsett Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi John Moore-Anton Stralman Michael Del Zotto-Justin Falk Have at it.

Practice notes: New lines; Pyatt, McIlrath appear to be scratches

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have new lines at practice and appear to be dressing 12 forwards and 6 defensemen: Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Brad Richards-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Taylor Pyatt/Benoit Pouliot-Brian Boyle-Arron Asham Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi John Moore-Justin Falk/Dylan McIlrath Gross also noted that Pyatt and McIlrath skated together as a defensive…

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New lines to compensate for Callahan injury

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have some new lines to compensate for the injury to captain Ryan Callahan: Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Rick Nash Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett Benoit Pouliot-Dominic Moore-Arron Asham Gross noted that Derick Brassard is taking a maintenance day after taking a shot off the leg last night, and that he will take Pyatt’s spot…

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Miller, Falk in; Del Zotto, Pouliot out

Per Larry Brooks, Benoit Pouliot’s time in the lineup has come to an end. The recently recalled J.T. Miller will take his spot in the lineup, skating with Derick Brassard and Carl Hagelin. The other lineup change is Justin Falk in for Michael Del Zotto. It appears Alain Vigneault is matching Del Zotto and Falk based on opposition. The Devils…

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Lineup notes: Dorsett out; “Unspecified defenseman” banged up

Per the Rangers Twitter feed, Derek Dorsett will be out tonight with a lingering wrist issue. Taylor Pyatt will return to the lineup in Dorsett’s place. Also, AV noted an unspecified defenseman is banged up and the defensemen will be a game time decision. We can speculate all we want, but we know it isn’t John Moore that is banged…

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