Rick Nash & Henrik Lundqvist return when New York Rangers skate in Dallas
Feb 27, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) in action during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Rangers defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the New York Rangers in Dallas to take on the Stars, they’ll welcome back one of their own stars in Rick Nash.

  • New York Rangers (20-10-1, 41 pts)
  • Dallas Stars (12-13-6, 30 pts)
  • NHL, Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m. ET, MSG Network
  • American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

The New York Rangers will showcase a brand-spanking new look when they hit the ice in Dallas on Thursday night to skate against the Stars.

First and foremost, star winger Rick Nash makes his return after missing a week-plus with a groin injury.

Another man who’s traveling with the team after returning via injury (concussion) is Matt Puempel.

Last but not least, it’ll be The King, Henrik Lundqvist, who’ll receive the start in net in favor of the hot Antti Raanta, who’s performed brilliantly as of late.

The one will mark the Stars second of a five-game homestand. The first game was taken by Dallas 6-2 over the Anaheim Ducks two nights ago.

First puck drop comes your way at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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