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The expected lineup against the Bruins

4:30PM: Gerard Gallant spoke before the game and said (NYR):

  • Is Matthew Robertson not ready, “he missed a few days of camp, so we’ll see, take it day by day. We discussed the lineup, he’s the odd man out today’s, but he did miss three or four days in the middle of camp, so we want to make sure he is okay.”
  • On defense pairs staying the same, “they played well together, obviously Foxy and Lindgren had a great year together and they played well, I think Trouba and K’Andre, a veteran guy and a young guy, so it’s, it’s a good match right there so I think we’re going to definitely start like that this year. Again, we’ll see where things go. Hopefully, everybody stays healthy and that’s what we can start with but they’re definitely both good periods for sure”

  • On Libor Hajek, “steady, solid, you know, I think the best way to explain him, I didn’t know a whole lot about about the guy, but to see him coming there. He just looks like a steady guy, solid guy and he’s obviously in the mix with those other guys for the one or two spots that could be available.”
  • On K’Andre Miller, “he’s got everything, he can be the total package. Confidence, he’s a big boy that skates really well, size, gets some offensive flair to the game also, but he’s a big strong defender too. So he’s the total package and he’s just got to keep developing keep getting better every time out. Obviously we really like him and he had a great year last year for us.”
  • On the second PP QB, “Yeah, depends on, at the end of the day, who made your team, I mean obviously,  Jonesy moves the puck real well, he’s a good skating little guy. Lundkvist is obviously a talented guy back there, and there’s you know there is Trouba and K’Andre, so there are lots of guys that could fill that second spot, for sure.”

1:25PM: The lines and lineup for tonight’s game against the Bruins are expected to be (NYR, Stephenson):


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  • Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Kaapo Kakko
  • Sammy Blais, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Reaves
  • Brennan Othman, Greg McKegg, Johnny Brodzinski
  • Tim Gettinger, Justin Richards, Lauri Paguniemi
    • K’Andre Miller, Jacob Trouba
    • Zac Jones, Braden Schneider
    • Libor Hajek, Anthony Bitetto
      • Igor Shesterkin
      • Tyler Wall

The Rangers have also sent Tanner Fritz, Austin Rueschhoff and Tarmo Reunanen to Hartford.