There are a few roster changes to note:
- Stephen Valiquette will get the start tonight to give Henrik Lundqvist a break for tomorrow’s game in Detroit.
- Lauri Korpikoski will be scratched with an arm or shoulder injury.
- Nigel Dawes and Dan Fritsche will most likely be the wingers on the third line centered by Ryan Callahan.
- This would be Ryan’s first game as a Center for the Rangers.
- Patrick Rissmiller and Petr Prucha are the healthy scratches.
There will be no changes made to line of Naslund-Gomez-Drury. I think Renney is going to give them 1 or 2 more games before he breaks them up.
Look for fatigue to start playing a bigger role in games. This is the Rangers’ 5th game in 8 nights and is their 7th game of the season. The Maple Leafs are only playing their 4th game of the season and 3rd game in the same 8 days. Their last game was on Monday night against the St. Louis Blues. They lost 5-4 in the skills competition.
Ryan Hollweg will not play tonight as he is serving his second suspension this season.