Per Vince Mercogliano, there are some updated Rangers lines, and it is great news for the Blueshirts. Ryan Lindgren has returned from his shoulder injury and taken his spot on the top defense pair. This naturally pushes Ben Harpur back to the press box and Niko Mikkola back to the third pair.
D pairs are back to normal:
Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Trouba
Mikkola – Schneider
Harpur looks like the extra. #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) March 10, 2023
The Rangers have been awful for a few weeks now, and getting Lindgren back (plus K’Andre Miller yesterday) is a step in the right direction. There is still a long way to go, notably with the forward lines, but at least now we will see what these lines can do with the proper defense pairs we are expecting to see in the playoffs.
This weekend’s back to back will be an indication of what’s in store for the Rangers down the stretch. Play well, keep the lines. Play poorly, shake things up.