Rangers (10-9-2, 22 pts) at Hurricanes (9-6-4, 22 pts)
7 pm, PNC Arena
MSG 2, ESPN 1050 AM
The Rangers and Hurricanes do battle for the first of four times this season when the two squads clash in Raleigh on the night before Thanksgiving.
New York is coming off a 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night. Henrik Lundqvist led the way with 27 saves, while Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad scored to help the Blueshirts snap a two-game winless streak.
The Rangers head south without their captain, and Ryan McDonagh did not travel with his teammates to Raleigh because of an abdominal strain that prevented him from practice on Tuesday. Coach Alain Vigneault did not put a timetable on his return.
With McDonagh out, Steven Kampfer will rejoin the lineup and be slotted on a pair with Marc Staal. Brendan Smith, meanwhile, took McDonagh's spot alongside Nick Holden.