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Projected lineups for Coyotes, Rangers

by Dave Lozo
NEW YORK -- The Phoenix Coyotes are looking for a course correction as they pay a visit to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to face the New York Rangers.

The Coyotes have lost six of eight and 10 of 15 to slip to 11th place in the Western Conference, three points back of the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Coyotes held an optional practice Tuesday morning with only scratches and injured players taking part, but here is what the lines looked like during their 5-1 victory against the Islanders on Saturday:

Ray Whitney - Kyle Chipchura - Radim Vrbata
Mikkel Boedker - Daymond Langkow - Shane Doan
Lauri Korpikoski - Marc-Antoine Pouliot - Taylor Pyatt
Raffi Torres - Patrick O'Sullivan - Cal O'Reilly

Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Michal Rozsival
David Schlemko - Rostislav Klesla

Mike Smith
Jason LaBarbera

Meanwhile, the Rangers held an optional practice of their own in Greenburgh on Thursday morning. Reports indicate they won't be making any lineup changes, which means it will be Henrik Lundqvist in net with Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen once again healthy scratches.

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

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Anton Stralman
Marc Staal - Stu Bickel

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron
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