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Projected lineups for Blues, Rangers

Thursday, 12.15.2011 / 2:24 PM

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Blues, Rangers
Here's how the lineups could look tonight when the New York Rangers visit the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center:

BLUES
Alex Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
David Perron - Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart
Matt D'Agostini - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
Chris Porter - Scott Nichol - Ryan Reaves

Carlo Colaiacovo - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Brian Elliott
Jaroslav Halak

Scratches for the Blues include winger Evgeny Grachev and defenseman Ian Cole. Center Vladimir Sobotka (ankle), left winger Andy McDonald (concussion), defenseman Kent Huskins (ankle) and right winger B.J. Crombeen (shoulder) are on injured reserve.

RANGERS
Ruslan Fedotenko - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov - Derek Stepan - Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin - Brian Boyle - John Mitchell
Brandon Dubinsky - Erik Christensen - Brandon Prust

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Steve Eminger
Jeff Woywitka - Anton Stralman

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

Rangers scratches include defenseman Tim Erixon and winger Sean Avery. Forward Mike Rupp (knee), defenseman Michael Sauer (concussion), defenseman Mark Staal (concussion) and left winger Wojtek Wolski (groin) are out with injuries.
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