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W2W4: Rangers vs. Canadiens

October, 28, 2013
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At a glance: After a nine-game road trip that left them reeling with a 3-6-0 record to start the 2013-14 season, the Rangers finally return home to a revamped Madison Square Garden in Monday's Original Six matchup against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. This marks the start of a critical stretch in which the Rangers play five of the next six at home, with the only road game being Tuesday's divisional clash against the Islanders. With the Blueshirts five points back from a playoff spot, they have some ground to make up in the Eastern Conference standings.

Return of the King: Bigger than the boost they will receive from their familiar digs is the lift the Rangers will get from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's return. Though backup Cam Talbot served as a capable fill-in while Lundqvist was out with an unspecified injury the past two games, the Rangers want their former Vezina Trophy winner in the net. The 31-year-old Lundqvist, who battled the injury while playing for a stretch of the road trip, is off to a rocky start with a 3.45 goals-against average and an .890 save percentage. Now that he has put the injury behind him, the Rangers hope he can return to form.

Still depleted: Though Lundqvist is making his return Monday night, the Ranger are still without half of their top six forwards. Carl Hagelin (shoulder) is the closest to coming back; the speedy winger is eligible to come off the long-term injured list Tuesday. Ryan Callahan and Rick Nash aren't expected back any time soon, however. Callahan is not slated to return for approximately three weeks, while Nash's status is even more nebulous. The star winger, who suffered a concussion earlier this month, has not appeared to make any progress toward a comeback. According to the team, there is "nothing new" with Nash's situation.

Bad Hab-it: The Rangers were swept in last season's series against the Canadiens, but Montreal seems to be amid a bit of a skid, with losses in three of its last four games.

Vigneault: Kreider looks 'quick' and 'sharp'

October, 21, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- With the Rangers missing three key forwards and lacking any sort of offensive punch, Chris Kreider's recent recall might be his best opportunity yet to prove he belongs.

The 22-year-old winger, who was sent down to the American Hockey League after what coach Alain Vigneault deemed an "average" training camp, will get the chance to play with the team's elite. He will have the opportunity to put his speed, size and skill to use for a club that seems to desperately need all three.

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Derek Leung/Getty ImagesChris Kreider has an opportunity to show that he belongs in the NHL with the recent Rangers injuries.
"I think right now on our team, the players we have out, that's what we need right now," Vigneault said, referencing the injuries to captain Ryan Callahan and wingers Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin.

Vigneault said Kreider looked both "quick" and "sharp" upon his return from Hartford, where he had two goals and four points in six games for the Wolf Pack.

The former first-round pick (19th overall, 2009) skated on the wing with center Derek Stepan and alternate captain Brad Richards.

It's not certain that is where he will remain when the rangers travel to Philly to play the similarly downtrodden Flyers, but Kreider is keen to make an impression wherever he plays.

"I like to think I can play any role that they need me to. I think that's a consummate team player -- filling that hole that they need to fill," Kreider said. "I'd like to think I can do that and do whatever it takes to help the team win."

In the past, Kreider has struggled to carve out a consistent role with the big club. Though he had a dazzling debut in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, he was inconsistent during the lockout-shortened 2013 season. He got off to a strong start at training camp in September but later faltered to the point of missing the cut for the team's opening day roster.

That won't be a point worth belaboring, as Kreider approaches this opportunity as a brand-new shot at helping the team turn things around.

"I think having a short-term memory is a big part of this profession," he said.

Vigneault sets tone with tough skate

October, 21, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Alain Vigneault may be regarded as the genial, gentler personality when compared with his predecessor John Tortorella, but the new Rangers coach can be tough, too.

After a rigorous, hour-long practice Monday that included plenty of one-on-one and two-on-two battle drills, Vignault skated his 2-5-0 team hard for ten solid minutes.

After a series of sprints, the Rangers appeared gassed and drained of energy. Some were doubled over in fatigue. Others were still feeling the effects after practice was over.

"I can't even move," said Derick Brassard, shaking his head while sitting back against his dressing room stall.

A tough, physically-taxing session with three days of practice in between games isn't anything new. But, it was also a good reminder that the team's compete level needs improvement from its poor start.

"I think, especially after the last game, looking at the standings is a tough thing to do," defenseman Marc Staal said. "We're behind the eight ball. We need to compete to get out of this quickly and start winning some games. We need that desperation mentality when we get into a game."

Vigneault gave the team the day off Sunday following Saturday's 4-0 shutout loss in New Jersey. He was disappointed with the offensive push-back the team mustered then and is clearly seeking a response both during practice and for the games ahead.

"It's always been intense," Brassard said of Vigneault's practices. "There's no [being] bored. It's always running. Everyone expects a hard practice and that's what we like. It prepares us well for the games."

Brassard is one player that will need to elevate his game, considering the substantive list of injuries plaguing the team right now.

The team is without captain Ryan Callahan (hand), Carl Hagelin (shoulder) and Rick Nash (concussion).

Hagelin is slated to come off injured reserve October 29, but the other two top-six forwards are in murkier territory. Callahan is expected to miss up to a month with a broken thumb, while Nash's return remains nebulous.

He has not skated since suffering a concussion nearly two weeks ago and does not appear to be exhibiting any signs of improvement. According to the Rangers, there is "nothing new" with his condition.

Source: Hagelin cleared for contact

October, 16, 2013
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Carl Hagelin has been cleared for contact, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com Wednesday night.

The news was first reported by the New York Post.

Hagelin is currently on long-term injured reserve as he battles back from shoulder surgery this offseason. Because he was placed on LTIR to start the season, he is not eligible to return until Oct. 29, when the Rangers take on the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

Hagelin's progress is good news for the Rangers, who have missed his speed and skill during what was a horrendous five-game road trip to start the season. The Blueshirts recovered with a well-rounded win over the Capitals on Wednesday to improve to 2-4-0.

The team will welcome Hagelin's return, especially considering they are without his fellow top-six forward, Rick Nash. Nash, who was placed on IR Monday, missed his third straight game since suffering a hit to the head last week.

Hagelin, 25, had 10 goals and 24 points in 48 games last season.

W2W4: Rangers at Capitals

October, 16, 2013
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At a glance: A reeling Rangers squad hopes to get back on track Wednesday night in D.C. when they face Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals for the first time since bouncing them from the first round of the playoffs last spring. The Rangers are sputtering after a 1-4-0 start to the season but hope that a return to the Eastern Time Zone can help matters. The Rangers spent their first five games out West, but play the next three close to home including stops in D.C., New Jersey and Philly.

Shaking things up: The Rangers tailspin already prompted some changes, as the team waived both backup goaltender Martin Biron and gritty winger Arron Asham on Monday. To replace the veterans, the Rangers recalled 26-year-old netminder Cam Talbot to back up Henrik Lundqvist and summoned talented prospect J.T. Miller as well. Head coach Alain Vigneault already put some of his top-six forwards on notice with Miller’s recall. Though the 20-year-old forward is slated to start on the fourth line, Vigneault said he could earn himself a promotion if other players don’t earn their ice time.

Key injuries: Already missing Carl Hagelin, who continues to rehab his surgically-repaired shoulder, the Rangers are now without one of their other most dynamic wingers. Rick Nash will miss his third straight game since sustaining a blow to the head last Tuesday from San Jose’s Brad Stuart. Nash, who was placed on injured reserve Monday, was “still feeling symptoms” earlier this week, according to Vigneault, and does not appear to be nearing a return any time soon. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto will also be unavailable Wednesday night because of the flu; physical blue-liner Justin Faulk will draw into the lineup to replace Del Zotto.

Potent power-play: Washington hasn’t fared much better than the Rangers to begin the season – they are 2-4-0 through the first six games – but at least they can continue to count on their power play. The Caps lead the league on the man-advantage with a 36.4 efficiency rate after going 8-for-22. Ovechkin leads the team with three power-play goals, but newcomer Mikhail Grabovski has proven to be a nice addition as well with a pair of his own.

Rick Nash not practicing, "still feeling symptoms"

October, 14, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- It's a good thing for the Rangers to be back in New York following an atrocious five-game road trip out West that has left them sputtering with a 1-4-0 record, but there appears to be more concerning news upon returning home.

Star winger Rick Nash, who missed the last two games with what is believed to be a concussion, did not practice with the team Monday and his return does not appear imminent. The team has placed him on injured reserve.

Head coach Alain Vigneault said Nash is still recovering from the hit that earned San Jose's Brad Stuart a three-game suspension last week.

"He's still feeling symptoms, so until I hear otherwise, I don't expect him back," Vigneault said after practice Monday.

That makes it hard to believe that he will be available when the team travels to D.C. to face the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. He may be doubtful for Saturday's match against the New Jersey Devils as well.

Nash, who was forced from the team's humiliating 9-2 rout against the Sharks on Tuesday after Stuart's dangerous blow in the first period, missed time with a concussion last season as well.

Injured forward
Carl Hagelin (shoulder) practiced with the team on Monday, though he remains in a yellow, non-contact jersey.

W2W4: Rangers at Ducks

October, 10, 2013
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At a glance: It’s hard to imagine any team wanting to get back on the ice more than the Rangers right now, as the humiliation of Tuesday night’s 9-2 loss to San Jose continues to fester.

Though it’s early, the shameful debacle had to provoke a lot of uncomfortable questions. Among them -- what type of team is this going to be under Alain Vigneault? And can they replicate the success they had under John Tortorella?

A poor preseason performance has already bled into the team’s season-opening road trip and the Rangers have to correct things quickly before pressure mounts. They face a Ducks team ready for its home-opener and on a two-game winning streak.

Nash out: The Rangers will have to get back on track without Rick Nash, who returned to New York on Thursday with what is likely a head injury. Nash was forced from Tuesday’s game after taking a hit from San Jose’s Brad Stuart, who earned a three-game suspension for the illegal check to the head. Nash, who missed time with a concussion last season, also is not likely to play Saturday in St. Louis.

Back in the middle: After two games at left wing, veteran Brad Richards has been moved back to center, according to reporters in Anaheim. The 33-year-old is slated to center Benoit Pouliot and Ryan Callahan as Vigneault shakes up the lines in Nash’s absence. Derek Stepan appears to have been relegated to the third line.

Fast times in Anaheim: Without Nash, Swedish rookie Jesper Fast draws into the lineup. The 21-year-old winger, who played 10 minutes, 13 seconds in the season opener, was a healthy scratch the past two games.

Hiller vs. Lundqvist: The Anaheim Ducks will start Jonas Hiller in net; Henrik Lundqvist tries to bounce back after getting yanked in Tuesday’s loss.

Rangers 'embarrassed' in 9-2 loss

October, 9, 2013
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Chances are that if you didn't know Tomas Hertl before Tuesday night, you do now.

The 19-year-old Czech forward, San Jose's first-round draft pick in 2012, was the shining star in the Sharks' shellacking of the New York Rangers, finishing the game with four goals in only 11:12 of ice time.

His fourth marker will be the one that people talk about for weeks to come, as it could very well end up the goal of the year.

There are simply no words to describe this feat of skill and beauty. (Oh, and his mom was on hand to witness this dazzling performance).

It was the second straight multi-goal game for Hertl, who notched a pair in the Sharks' 4-1 win over Phoenix. He has six goals in three games.

While the Sharks were absolutely dominant, the Rangers left the building dejected. Several players described the rout as "embarrassing," which could be the understatement of the season.

Should this game be a cause for greater concern? Honestly, that's premature. The team played poorly during the preseason but it's hard to imagine that a new coach, a counterintuitive training camp schedule and the absence of three top-six forwards didn't play a role in that. It is surprising that the Rangers were so decisive in knocking off the Kings only to get completely waxed the next night, but it happens. The Rangers can't afford to be ill-prepared against a team with so many offensive weapons like the Sharks and Tuesday's debacle was a good reminder as to why.

Rest assured the Rangers will be smarting from that humiliation the rest of the nine-game road trip. If a stinker like that was going to happen, best it happened early in the season. To assume the loss was indicative of serious wide-scale problems would probably be a mistake.

The one thing from Tuesday that should be a concern for the Rangers is the prospect of being without one of their star forwards. Rick Nash, who had an excellent game Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings, was forced from Tuesday's game after a high hit from Brad Stuart. After the game, Nash told reporters he received an elbow to the head, a blow that gave him in a headache that worsened as the game progressed.

Nash, who missed time last season with a concussion sustained in February, did not return to the game after the hit.

Rangers drop opener 4-1 to 'Yotes

October, 4, 2013
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Radim Vrbata and the Phoenix Coyotes spoiled the beginning of a new era for the Rangers under coach Alain Vigneault, handing the Blueshirts a 4-1 loss in the season opener Thursday night.

Vrbata became the first player ever to score a hat trick against the Rangers on opening night; the 32-year-old veteran notched the go-ahead goal with a wrist shot in the second period and added a pair of goals in the final frame.

Hoping to shake an underwhelming preseason -- the Rangers went 1-5 in exhibition games -- the Rangers dropped the first of what will be a trying nine-game road trip. Granted, they'll have until Monday to regroup, possibly getting back captain Ryan Callahan in the process, but then it's four games in six nights including stops in Los Angeles, San Jose, Anaheim and St. Louis.

Defensive-zone coverage was an area of concern for the Rangers, as was discipline. Though the Coyotes only scored once on the man-advantage, two other goals came soon after penalties expired.

A bright spot of the night? Defenseman Marc Staal continues to impress as he returns from a frightening eye injury that cost him more than half of last season. The 26-year-old scored a power-play marker in the second -- the team's only goal of the game -- while logging a team-high 25:40 of ice time.

And file this in the department of things you don't see very often: winger Rick Nash dropped the gloves late in the game against Martin Hanzal after the Coyotes alternate captain delivered a hard, high hit on Derek Stepan near the benches.

That was Nash's first regular-season fight in over four years.

W2W4: Rangers at Coyotes

October, 3, 2013
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At a glance: The Rangers open their 2013-14 season Thursday night against Phoenix with hopes of shutting the door on a disappointing end to last year and embracing the "clean slate" philosophy of new coach Alain Vigneault. Vigneault will be behind the bench for his first regular-season game since replacing John Tortorella this summer. His team struggled in the preseason -- notching only one win in six exhibition games -- and is in dire need of a strong start, considering the nine-game road trip the Rangers must endure to begin the season.

First up: The Rangers face off against a Phoenix Coyotes team that is aiming to get back to the playoffs after missing the cut last spring. They have strong goaltending in Mike Smith and one of the most well-regarded coaches in the game in Dave Tippett, and have added to their roster since last year. The team's biggest off-season acquisition (well, beyond a stable ownership group) was the signing of center Mike Ribeiro, who had a dynamite year with the Capitals in 2013 playing alongside Alex Ovechkin.

Missing in action: As expected, the Rangers will be without two of their top-six forwards -- captain Ryan Callahan and speedy winger Carl Hagelin, both of whom are rehabbing shoulder injuries. Though Callahan is very close to returning, neither player will be in the lineup Thursday. The Rangers need their depth players to step up during their teammates' absences.

Big year for Brad: In desperate need of a bounce-back year, Brad Richards will start the season with a different look. Vigneault has penciled in the veteran center to play left wing on the team's first line with fellow pivot Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. Richards has played wing previously in his career, but never as a Ranger.

Step by Step: The recently signed Stepan did not have the luxury of any preseason games to acclimate to the action. The 23-year-old center missed more than a week of camp because of a contract stalemate that finally came to a halt last week. He has not played in an NHL game of any kind since the team's second-round series against the Boston Bruins last spring.

Pressure's on, Hank: Team MVP Henrik Lundqvist vowed to not let his looming contract situation become a distraction, but he's playing for a large payday. The former Vezina Trophy winner, who said Thursday he is removing himself from negotiations during the season, is seeking a significant raise from the $6.875 million he is set to make this year. Should he continue his stellar play from the past two seasons, he can very well expect to become the highest-paid goaltender in the game.

Five Questions: Your 2013-14 Rangers

October, 2, 2013
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Henrik Lundqvist, Alain Vigneault, Brad RichardsGetty Images, AP PhotoWill Henrik Lundqvist re-sign? Will Alain Vigneault succeed? Will Brad Richards bounce back?
Following an underwhelming performance in the playoffs last spring and the subsequent dismissal of John Tortorella, the Rangers enter the 2013-14 season with a “clean slate” under new coach Alain Vigneault. New York opens the season on a nine-game road trip that begins Thursday in Phoenix and with the Blueshirts aiming to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, here are five questions to ponder before the puck drops:

1. What effect will the new coach have?

The most significant change brought about this offseason is the one behind the bench. Gone is the harsh, grating bark of Tortorella, who has been replaced with the upbeat, genial Vigneault. The players seem to embrace their new coach’s positive presence -- no doubt a welcome change compared to Tortorella’s tough-love approach -- but will it yield results on the ice? For as much as Tortorella’s fiery, unrelenting persona wore players down, he instilled a no-frills, blue-collar work ethic that brought the Rangers success. Vigneault’s system seems to give the players a bit more freedom and creative license, but will that automatically translate into wins?

2. What will happen with Hank?

The Rangers’ franchise goaltender and backbone of the team is entering a contract year without a new deal. Though Henrik Lundqvist's camp and the organization remain in discussions about an extension, the negotiations have not taken on a sense of urgency yet. A fierce competitor, Lundqvist has vowed to cut off talks should they become a distraction. That hasn’t happened, at least not yet. On the eve of the Rangers' season opener, Lundqvist said he would let discussions continue but would remove himself from the equation so as to allow his sole focus to be on winning games.

3. Will it be a bounce-back season for Brad?

If there is any one player who has to be the most encouraged by Vigneault’s arrival, it has to be Brad Richards. The veteran center had an abysmal lockout-shortened 2013 season, during which he was demoted to the fourth line and ultimately benched as his game rapidly regressed. Richards seems re-invigorated by Vigneault’s arrival, however, and eager to begin anew. The 2013-14 season has already brought some changes for the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner. Vigneault is planning to debut Richards at left wing on the Rangers’ first line with center Derek Stepan and Rick Nash.

4. Can the power play improve?

If the Rangers want to make it back to the playoffs, it better. The power play has been a perennial sore spot for the Rangers; it finished last season 23rd in the NHL with an unsightly 15.7 percent success rate. The Rangers have already devoted ample time to work on special teams and have added to their coaching staff to further bolster the ailing unit. Associate coach Scott Arniel will be tasked with helping the group improve its efficiency, though the Rangers still lack a true power-play quarterback with the big shot to keep opponents honest.

5. Are the Rangers road warriors?

Just like the previous two seasons, the Rangers begin the season with a long, grueling road trip on the schedule. Because of renovations to Madison Square Garden -- the third and final phase of the project -- the Rangers play their first nine games on the road and their first five out of their time zone. Those handful of games include some of the top teams in the Western Conference in the Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues. The Rangers should be used to it by now after their lengthy jaunt out west this preseason, but they hope to fare better once the games count; the team was 1-5 in exhibition games.

Rick Nash returns to practice

October, 1, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Rangers forward Rick Nash returned to the ice Tuesday after missing practice on Sunday with a sore foot. Nash blocked a shot with his foot during the team's last preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas on Friday.

Nash is skating as right wing on a line with Derek Stepan and veteran Brad Richards. Though Richards is a natural center, he has been moved to left wing for now.

Another interesting development for the day, though it could mean very little:

Captain Ryan Callahan, who was cleared for contact last week, is in a yellow non-contact Tuesday along with Carl Hagelin. Both players are recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Again, this doesn't necessarily mean Callahan suffered a setback, but he was in a normal blue contact jersey when the team last practiced on Sunday.

UPDATE: Breathe easy, Rangers fans.

Despite reverting back to the yellow jersey generally reserved for non-contact players, team captain Ryan Callahan said he has not suffered a setback in rehabbing his surgically-repaired left shoulder.

"Full contact. Same as always," Callahan said. "[The jersey is] just for drills."

Though Callahan knew when he saw the sweater in his dressing room stall that it would invite some questions, he explained that it was done so he and fellow injured player Carl Hagelin could practice together without confusion. Coach Alain Vigneault also said that the sartorial change held no special significance.

Callahan said that his shoulder actually "felt great" and "responded well" to contact in Sunday's practice, but that the season opener on Thursday in Phoenix remained unrealistic.

"I think Thursday's a no-go," he told ESPNNewYork.com.

Vigneault said this past weekend that the 28-year-old winger is unlikely to play against the Coyotes. The Rangers' second game of the season is Monday against the Kings in Los Angeles, which has yet to be ruled out as a potential return date by either the team or Callahan.

Kreider, Richards, Nash to debut on first line

September, 16, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- When the Rangers drop the puck on their 2013 preseason they'll likely do so with the trio of Chris Kreider, Brad Richards and Rick Nash matched against the New Jersey Devils' starting forwards

The three players skated Monday morning together during line rushes and will get the chance to forge some chemistry in the team's first exhibition game under Alain Vigneault.

This type of start to the season is a much different vantage point for Richards, who ended last season watching from the press box as a healthy scratch during the last two games of the Rangers' semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.

Given the Rangers' choice not to buy him out over the summer, Richards consider that a clear indication of what role the organization expects him to play moving forward.

"They kept me here, that's probably where I'm going to play, in some kind of role like that. I didn't expect to be kept here and sit upstairs," Richards said.

The 33-year-old alternate captain is embracing the fresh start and the opportunity to center two of the most skilled and dynamic wingers on the team.

"I'm smart enough to know my role on this team is to create offense and be that type of player," Richards said. "That's not going to change."

Richards is coming off a disheartening season in which his ice time and offensive role diminished precipitously toward the end of the year

He finished the lockout-shortened season with 11 goals and 34 points.

Kreider's spot on the top line's left wing is a bold vote of confidence from the Rangers as well.

Kreider was up and down with the big club last season but has had a strong showing early in training camp.

New coach Alain Vigneault has been impressed in the 22-year-old's speed and skill set; now he wants to put him in a role where he can set him up for success.

"The reality is he's one of the Rangers' high-end prospects. His size, his skill, we want to give him every opportunity to show what he can do," Vigneault said. "By putting him with Brad and Rick, we're sort of showing our hand a little bit here that [he's] getting a good opportunity, let's see what you can do."

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Defenseman Stu Bickel, who did not participate in Sunday’s scrimmage because of a back injury, is expected to play Monday.

Bickel skated with the group that will face the Devils Monday morning. If he is not available to play, the Rangers will use 21-year-old Dylan McIlrath in his place.

Monday's roster vs. NJD

September, 15, 2013
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Below is the lineup for the Rangers' first exhibition game of the 2013 preseason against the Devils on Monday:

Forwards: Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque, Marek Hrivik, Brandon Mashinter, Dominic Moore, Darroll Powe, Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, Danny Kristo, Rick Nash, Arron Asham, Shawn O'Donnell

Defensemen: Marc Staal, John Moore, Justin Falk, Aaron Johnson, Michael Del Zotto, Stu Bickel (if healthy; if not, Dylan McIlrath).

Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot

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In advance of next week's exhibition games, the Rangers trimmed the roster by 14 players, sending eight back to Hartford (AHL): J.T. Barnett, Kyle Jean, Jason Wilson, Charlie Dodero and Samuel Noreau, Jeff Malcolm, Jason Missiaen, and Scott Stajcer; and six back to their respective junior clubs: Anthony Duclair, Klarc Wilson, Troy Donnay, Ben Fanelli, Ryan Graves and Jimmy Oligny.

Sunday scrimmage roster and lines

September, 15, 2013
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The Rangers' Sunday scrimmage begins at 11 a.m. Below are the lines for Team A and Team B:

TEAM A

Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Taylor Pyatt - Oscar Lindberg - Jesper Fast
Micheal Haley - Dominic Moore - Derek Dorsett
Brandon Mashinter - Michael St. Croix - Josh Nicholls

Ryan McDonagh- Dan Girardi
John Moore - Anton Stralman
Conor Allen - Tommy Hughes
Brendon Nash

Martin Biron
Johan Hedberg

TEAM B

Chris Kreider - Brad Richards - Rick Nash
Marek Hrivik - Brian Boyle - Danny Kristo
Ryan Bourque - Darroll Powe - Arron Asham
Andrew Yogan - Michael Kantor - Shawn O'Donnell

Marc Staal - Michael Del Zotto
Aaron Johnson - Danny Syvret
Justin Falk - Dylan McIlrath

Henrik Lundqvist
Cam Talbot

*** J.T. Miller is out with a hamstring injury; he is expected to miss the Rangers' first two exhibition games as well.

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