The New York Rangers announced their lineup for Monday night’s preseason contest against the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
The New York Rangers are finally going to get back on the ice as they take on the New Jersey Devils Monday night in Newark. It will be the first game with newly hired head coach David Quinn behind the bench.
The Blueshirts announced their projected lineup for the contest which will be the team’s first game since the 2017-18 finale in Philadelphia.
Some of the players that will be in Newark Monday night are Alexandar Georgiev, Cody McLeod, Kevin Hayes, Jesper Fast, Chris Kreider, Marc Staal, Boo Nieves, Frederik Claesson, Michael Lindqvist, Neal Pionk, Lias Andersson, Pavel Buchnevich, and Ville Meskanen.
PROJECTED #NYR LINEUP TOMORROW VS NJ:
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 16, 2018
Head coach David Quinn has conducted a different, yet strong training camp so far this season. He believes in strong one-on-one battles and to get his players to play this strong style of hockey. He had his players battle it out against one another at Sunday’s practice.
David Quinn spoke yesterday about emphasizing one-on-one battles I camp. So here's a little bit of what they're doing today. pic.twitter.com/tL3xBJSzMD
— Colin Stephenson (@ColinASteph) September 16, 2018
During the drills in the first practice session, the Rangers had a scare as center Mika Zibanejad and Joey Keane were battling for the puck. Zibanejad went down and early reports were that he had a head injury. Lucky for him and the Rangers, he passed the concussion test and could have played Monday against the Devils had the coaching staff scheduled him to be at the game.
David Quinn will give each of his goalie’s one half game each during the preseason. He is aware that other coaches play their goalies for the whole game but feels the preseason is the time to split games, allowing the goalies more ice time with the team.
Monday’s night game will be the first of two preseason games against New Jersey and one of six preseason games on the schedule.