The Rangers were without valuable center Brian Boyle in Game 6 against the Senators, and if Wednesday's practice is any indication, they will be without him in the series finale as well.
The 6-6 pivot, who tallied three goals in the first three games of the series, did not skate with the team Wednesday. He has not played or skated since being forced from Game 5 after a crushing hit from Ottawa's Chris Neil.
Neil was not penalized for the hit, and although Rangers coach John Tortorella suggested he deserved a similar sentence to Raffi Torres' 25-game ban, the Senators tough guys avoided any supplementary discipline.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan was also missing from practice. The 27-year-old winger took a hard shot to the hand in Game 6 on Monday but remained in the game.