Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants reports that Chris Higgins will take the injured Vinny Prospals spot on the top line while Ales Kotalik joins the top nine forwards and Erik Christensen is back in the lineup.
...Higgins deserves a shot on the top line after scoring the game winner in OT...oh wait he fanned on the shot and the Islanders won. No idea why the player least likely to score is on a line with Gaborik.
On the Prospal injury Brandon Dubinsky notes...
“It’s tough to replace that guy,” Dubinsky said. “It just means other guys have to step up to fill that void. Hopefully we come ready to play and we’ll be OK.”
Gross also posts that John Tortorella said the Rangers were going to go with who they had on the roster and not recall either a forward or defenseman from Hartford