OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil will be back in the lineup for the game against the New York Rangers on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, CBC).
Neil originally was supposed to return from a lower-body injury Thursday but was a late scratch from Ottawa's 5-4 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
The 34-year-old Neil has missed the Senators' past six games. He has not played since he was injured Dec. 30 in a collision with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
Left wing Matt Kassian will be left out of the lineup, which otherwise remains unchanged from the squad coach Paul MacLean dressed Thursday.
Craig Anderson will make his 11th start in 13 games.
Rookie New York goalie Cam Talbot will face Ottawa for the first time. Otherwise Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is going with the same lineup he used Thursday in a 1-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings.
Here are the projected lineups for the Rangers and Senators:
Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Daniel Carcillo - Brian Boyle - Dominic Moore
Dan Girardi - Ryan McDonagh
Anton Stralman - Marc Staal
John Moore - Michael Del Zotto
Scratched: Justin Falk
Injured: Derek Dorsett (broken fibula)
Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Mark Stone
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Bobby Ryan
Erik Condra - Zack Smith - Chris Neil
Milan Michalek - Mika Zibanejad - Cory Conacher
Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Cody Ceci
Marc Methot - Eric Gryba
Scratched: Patrick Wiercioch, Joe Corvo, Matt Kassian