The Rangers are in Newark Saturday night to finish their preseason home-and-home with the Devils.
J.T. Miller makes his preseason debut, in Pavel Buchnevich’s training camp spot on a line with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad. That should be interesting. Jimmy Vesey also gets another look, on a line with Philip McRae and Nicklas Jensen.
Also, while the Rangers are in Jersey for their morning skate, back home Henrik Lundqvist will be practicing with the non-game group. According to Alain Vigneault, Lundqvist is expected to play one and a half of the final three preseason games (Monday in Philly, Tuesday in Brooklyn, Thursday at home against the Flyers). Lundqvist will almost certainly play part of all of the Thursday game since there is a week’s worth of break between the preseason finale and the regular-season opener.
On Friday the Rangers sent goalies Brandon Halverson and Jeff Malcolm to Hartford (AHL), leaving 48 players in camp.
Forwards (28): Chris Brown, Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, Steven Fogarty, Gabriel Fontaine, Nathan Gerbe, Tanner Glass, Michael Grabner, Ryan Gropp, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Nicklas Jensen, Josh Jooris, Robin Kovacs, Chris Kreider, Maxim Lapierre, Oscar Lindberg, Philip McRae, J.T. Miller, Rick Nash, Cristoval Nieves, Brandon Pirri, Derek Stepan, Malte Stromwall, Adam Tambellini, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
Defensemen (16): Calle Andersson, Mat Bodie, Adam Clendening, Sean Day, John Gilmour, Dan Girardi, Ryan Graves, Nick Holden, Tommy Hughes, Kevin Klein, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, Michael Paliotta, Brady Skjei, Marc Staal, Chris Summers
Goaltenders (4): Magnus Hellberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Mackenzie Skapski
Tonight’s probable lineup:
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