Both Dan Girardi and Oscar Lindberg will return from injury tonight, with Lindberg making his season debut following hip surgery this offseason. Chris Kreider will not play tonight due to neck spasms, while Adam Clendening will be a healthy scratch to make room for Girardi.
Rookie Jimmy Vesey scored twice in the second period to help the New York Rangers defeat the Washington Capitals 4-2 at Verizon Center on Saturday. The Rangers were down 2-0 at the end of the first but after three goals in the second, two from Vesey and one from Brandon Pirri, they were up 3-2.
The New York Rangers fell 2-1 to the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Rangers outshot the Red Wings 33-18, but 59 seconds into the third period a giveaway was the difference maker in the game.
After missing the first three games of the season due to back spasm, New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein said on Tuesday that he's good to go for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. Klein, said to NYRangers.com, that he injured his back in a battle drill during practice.
The New York Rangers added speed to their forward group this offseason, with fast skaters like Michael Grabner and Brandon Pirri, to a lineup that already featured Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. Captain Ryan McDonagh said that speed cannot take a shift or evening off, or the Rangers will pay for it on the scoreboard.
The New York Rangers had a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Five different Rangers tallied a goal and 11 different Rangers recorded a point in the win.
Tonight the New York Rangers begin their 90th season of play against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to make this 11th consecutive start on opening night.
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein, underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a back strain which will keep him out of the lineup for Thursday's 2016-17 season opener against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. With Klein out, Nick Holden will take his spot alongside Marc Staal.