#NYR Lineup Update: Dylan McIlrath is in for Kevin Klein (thumb) and Jayson Megna is in for Tanner Glass (healthy)— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 4, 2016
It appears that the Rangers are going for speed against the Minnesota Wild which means that Jayson Megna, who was recalled from the Hartford Wolfpack yesterday, will be plugged in for fourth liner Tanner Glass.
Yes, you read that correctly, it is Glass who will be the healthy scratch tonight.
This will be Megna's first time in the lineup since January 19th when the Rangers lost to the Vancouver Canucks at the Garden. In 27 games this season Glass has a goal and an assist for the Blueshirts, though he hasn't registered a point (his lone assist) since December 17th.
With Kevin Klein out for the immediate future with his thumb injury (the injury has proven to not be too severe), Dylan McIlrath has been plugged back into the Rangers' blue line. The silver lining to Klein's injury, if there is one to be found, is that McIlrath will get a chance to make a case for himself being a regular in the lineup as the trade deadline rapidly approaches.
"When we've asked Dylan (McIlrath) to come in and play some minutes he's been able to play well..he's going to get a chance again"-AV #NYR— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 3, 2016
You can watch McIlrath answer questions with the media about returning to the lineup by watching this video from BlueshirtsUnited.
Thanks for reading. Let's go Rangers.