A bit premature for a game thread … but several reports from Nashville have Gaborik missing tonight’s game with the flu. He’s not even at the arena tonight.
So the Rangers will use seven defensemen and 11 forwards, since Boogaard’s shoulder is still bothering him, and Michal Rozsival is ready to return tonight.
John Tortorella said he will rotate a forward into the 12th spot, and not use Matt Gilroy there.
Also, Henrik Lundqvist, off his shutout in Sunrise Friday, gets a second start in as many nights.
Should be interesting.