The New York Rangers (14-13-3, 31 points) have been off since Monday, and they should be very fresh against an Arizona Coyotes (13-15-2, 28 points) squad that played on Thursday vs. the Buffalo Sabres.
Arizona has lost four games in a row, and the Rangers are looking to rebound from a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Blueshirts are getting some much needed help with the return of Pavel Buchnevich and Mats Zuccarello to the lineup, and here are the projected lines.
New York Rangers
Filip Chytil — Mika Zibanejad — Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider — Kevin Hayes — Pavel Buchnevich
Vladislav Namestnikov — Brett Howden — Jesper Fast
Jimmy Vesey — Ryan Strome — Matt Beleskey
Marc Staal — Neal Pionk
Brady Skjei — Tony DeAngelo
Fredrik Claesson — Brendan Smith
Richard Panik — Derek Stepan — Christian Fischer
Lawson Crouse — Nick Schmaltz — Clayton Keller
Nick Cousins — Brad Richardson — Josh Archibald
Mario Kempe — Michael Bunting — Conor Garland
Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Kevin Connauton
Alex Goligoski — Niklas Hjalmarsson
Jakob Chychrun — Jordan Oesterle
News and Notes
- Lias Andersson is projected to be a healthy scratch. The Rangers’ No. 7 overall pick from the 2017 draft has played in 16 games this season, and he’s picked up a goal and two assists while averaging 10:54 a game.
- Kevin Shattenkirk is expected to miss the next two to four weeks after separating his left shoulder in Monday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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