It sounds like Tom Renney “is staying pat for now”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/ with the line combinations he experimented with on Saturday, which is notable on at least two levels.
Among the knocks against the coach is that he is a) too defensive-minded and b) too trigger happy jumbling his lines. So when the two areas overlap — i.e. line combinations that have been defensive liabilities — it’s remarkable that he’s actually giving it a shot.
As expected, look for Steve Valiquette to get the start against Bern and Henrik Lundqvist to play in the Victoria Cup game on Wednesday.