GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- If practice Wednesday is any indication, the New York Rangers will start the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS) without Marc Staal, Ryane Clowe and Darroll Powe.
None of the three injured Rangers participated in practice Wednesday.
Forward Powe was hurt early in Game 3 against the Washington Capitals after a collision with Joel Ward along the boards. Powe didn't return to the series.
Forward Clowe left in the first period of Game 5 after he was boarded by Jason Chimera and his head slammed off the glass. Clowe also did not return to the series.
Defenseman Staal has been dealing with issues related to his right eye injury sustained March 5. He played 17:17 in Game 3 against Washington but sat out the rest of the series. He had been practicing with the team.
The Rangers' forward lines and defense pairs from Game 7 against Washington stayed intact for practice Wednesday:
Carl Hagelin - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan
Mats Zuccarello - Derick Brassard - Rick Nash
Taylor Pyatt - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett
Chris Kreider - Brad Richards - Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Steve Eminger
Extra skaters: Kris Newbury, Micheal Haley, Matt Gilroy, Roman Hamrlik
Injured: Darroll Powe (undisclosed), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed), Marc Staal (eye)