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With Gilroy, Asham and Kreider scratched, Steve Eminger will play 2nd straight game on defense and Stu Bickel will play on fourth line again
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 24, 2013
Jim Cerny at newyorkrangers.com adds that Kris Newbury will also be in the line-up.
...i know with a shortened season, it's hard to give Kreider too long of a leash to figure this out, but I thought they'd give him another chance. Although, as I mentioned in my previous post, tonight could get out of hand physically and the Rangers might just be protecting him.
...while I'd normally critique a line-up including Rupp, Bickel and Newbury, Torts has done the correct thing making sure there's enough protection for his skill players from the Flyer goon squad.
...also, what's up with Asham? These are the games he was brought in for and he's missing it for precautionary reasons?
Here's Ryan Callahan on Kreider's struggles (via Bergen Record)...
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The New York Rangers (1-2-0) are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers (0-3-0) at 7:00 EST.
Tonight's pre-game notes from the official Rangers website can be viewed here.
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As a Boston Bruins hockey fan, this is one fight that I was very happy to see. In my opinion, Tom Sestito is waste of skin and if the Flyers want waste roster spot on this guy more power to him. Making a case for Stu Bickel, at least he can be used in the third defensive paring if need be.
Lastly, in this case, I am glad that the fourth line forward Sestito was able to pull off...