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Rangers forward Glass in lineup for series opener

by Dan Rosen / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass will play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports) after missing practice Friday.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Glass will play during his pregame press conference.

The Rangers never gave a specific reason why Glass missed practice Friday other than to say he was having a maintenance day. Vigneault said Friday he expected Glass would be able to play if nothing changed.

Glass has been on the Rangers fourth line throughout the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He has no points but is second on the team with 44 hits. He has played in every game and is averaging 9:26 of ice time.

Here are the projected lineups for Game 1:

LIGHTNING

Ondrej Palat - Tyler JohnsonNikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Steven Stamkos

Jonathan Marchessault - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan

Brenden Morrow - Vladislav Namestnikov - J.T. Brown

Victor HedmanAnton Stralman

Jason GarrisonBraydon Coburn

Matthew CarleAndrej Sustr

Ben Bishop

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Scratched: Mark Barberio, Jonathan Drouin, Nikita Nesterov

Injured: Brian Boyle (undisclosed)

RANGERS

Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Martin St. Louis

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Jesper Fast

Carl Hagelin - Dominic Moore - Kevin Hayes

Tanner Glass - James Sheppard - J.T. Miller

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

Marc Staal - Dan Boyle

Keith Yandle - Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist

Cam Talbot

Injured: Mats Zuccarello (upper body)

Scratched: Ryan Bourque, Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers

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