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Game 1 Projected Lineup: Rangers vs. Hurricanes

Necas set to play, Mrazek starts in net

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

TORONTO - Playoff hockey. In August. It's time.

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, the first game back on the ice since the March pause.

Martin Necas is set to draw into the lineup, while Petr Mrazek gets the nod in net.

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Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

Forwards

Svechnikov-Aho-Teravainen
Niederreiter-Trocheck-Necas
Foegele-Staal-Williams
McGinn-Geekie-Martinook

Defensemen

Slavin-Vatanen
Skjei-Edmundson
Gardiner-Fleury

Goalies

Mrazek
Reimer

Scratches: Bean, Bishop, Dzingel, Forsberg, Lorentz, McCormick, McKeown, Nedeljkovic, van Riemsdyk

Unfit to play: Hamilton, Pesce

Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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