Today, the New York Rangers tweeted out their projected lineup for the preseason opener against the New Jersey Devils.
PROJECTED #NYR LINEUP TOMORROW VS NJ:— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 16, 2018
The announcement came after a scare during Sunday’s practice that involved first-line center Mika Zibanejad, who was hit in the head in a 1-on-1 drill with defensive prospect Joey Keane.
Mika Zibanejad left the first camp session after taking a hit to the head and staying down on the ice. Not to be an alarmist, but he has a concussion history, including one last season. #NYR— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) September 16, 2018
Zibanejad is not in the projected lineup for Monday night’s opener at the Prudential Center, but head coach David Quinn said he completed all of his tests and just had the wind knocked out of him.
Coach Quinn said Mika Zibanejad had the wind knocked out of him but is fine. #NYRTC— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 16, 2018
The Rangers will play the Devils at 7 p.m. Monday night, before returning to MSG Wednesday night to host the Philadelphia Flyers.