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:
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson – Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Steven Stamkos
Jonathan Marchessault - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan
Brenden Morrow - Vladislav Namestnikov - J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman – Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison – Braydon Coburn
Matthew Carle – Andrej Sustr
Scratched: Mark Barberio, Jonathan Drouin, Nikita Nesterov
Injured: Brian Boyle (undisclosed)
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
Injured: Mats Zuccarello (upper body)
Scratched: Ryan Bourque, Matt Hunwick, Chris Summers