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New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres open game thread.

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The New York Rangers will meet up with the Buffalo Sabres tonight as they look to rebound after Monday's 5-2 loss against the Winnipeg Jets. Derek Dorsett will be sitting out tonight's game as he continues to deal with a wrist injury, which means Taylor Pyatt will re-enter the lineup on the fourth line. John Moore will also be returning to the lineup, but will replace an unnamed defensemen, who will be a game time decision.

Henrik Lundqvist gets the nod just 24 hours after he signed his massive seven-year contract extension, while Ryan Miller will start at the other end.

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Just 24 hours removed from committing to the New York Rangers for life, Henrik Lundqvist will get his first start after sitting out the last two games. There was some belief that Lundqvist's uncertainty with the Rangers could have gone to his head, so we'll see how he plays after getting his seven-year contract extension.