NEW YORK – Despite the New York Rangers making the trade of Marian Gaborik at about 5 p.m. ET, newcomers Derick Brassard and John Moore arrived at Madison Square Garden in time from Columbus for a 7:30 p.m. contest with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Both will be in the lineup, while Derek Dorsett is out with a broken collarbone.
To make room for Brassard and Moore, the Rangers sent J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
Also, forward Arron Asham is back in the lineup after a two-game absence.
Here are the line combinations and defense pairings the Rangers showed in pregame warmups.
Rick Nash – Derek Stepan – Ryan Callahan
Ryane Clowe – Brad Richards – Mats Zuccarello
Carl Hagelin – Derick Brassard – Brian Boyle
Taylor Pyatt – Darroll Powe – Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh – Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto – Dan Girardi
John Moore – Steve Eminger