Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rangers Announce Roster Vs Flyers; Two Cuts Still Coming

Update: Wojtek Wolski is out with a groin issue and Carl Hagelin in.

Tomorrow will mark the Rangers final preseason game in North America and the roster for the game, if not the lines/pairings has been announced.  Jesse Spector has the details:
Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Defense: Michael Del Zotto, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh,  Mike Sauer, Stu Bickel, Tim Erixon
Forwards: Sean Avery, Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle, Dale Weise, Andre Deveaux, John Mitchell, Mats Zuccarello, Erik Christensen, Artem Anisimov, Andreas Thuresson, Ryan Bourque, Wojtek Wolski.

Expect Del Zotto to start the game with Girardi while Erixon plays with Bickel, but Erixon could get some time there during the game.

No Richards, Gaborik, Callahan, Stepan or Rupp up front, but that was to be expected with a number of other forwards battling for spots.  Of those battling only Carl Hagelin and Kris Newbury have been left out of the lineup.  Christensen and Avery need to show something tomorrow to keep their spots while players like Bourque and Weise look to continue building on their other preseason performances.

The Rangers are expected to cut two forwards after tomorrow's game and the logical choices at the moment would have to be  Andre Deveaux and Andreas Thuresson.