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Projected lineups for Penguins, Rangers

by Dave Lozo / NHL.com
NEW YORK -- The Rangers will be a bit shorthanded while the Penguins will be at full strength for their matchup at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang are back for the Penguins, while Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto won't dress for the Rangers.

The Rangers called up goaltender Chad Johnson for the second straight game to serve as Martin Biron's backup. Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net for the Penguins.

Here are the line combinations from this morning's practices.

PENGUINS

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Sidney Crosby - Tyler Kennedy
Craig Adams - Joe Vitale - Arron Asham

Paul Martin - Kris Letang
Brooks Orpik - Zbynek Michalek
Deryk Engelland - Matt Niskanen

Marc-Andre Fleury
Brad Thiessen

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

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Stu Bickel
Anton Stralman - Steve Eminger

Martin Biron
Chad Johnson

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