-- After a three-game absence, Brian Boyle
is back in the Rangers' lineup for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Washington Capitals
on Monday night.
Center - NYR
GOALS: 3 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 3
SOG: 18 | +/-: 0
Boyle was knocked out of the lineup with a concussion suffered during Game 5 of the conference quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators
. He took part in the game-day skate Monday and reported feeling better, but was unsure of his status.
The Rangers have won three straight in his absence and will look to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with the Capitals.
In five games against the Senators, Boyle scored three goals. He will likely find himself centering the third line with wingers Ruslan Fedotenko
and Brandon Prust
To make room in the lineup, defenseman Steve Eminger
, who was played on the fourth line in Game 1, was made a healthy scratch.
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