Zuccarello Out; Same Line-up vs. Senators

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that despite Mats Zuccarello officially re-signing with the Rangers this morning, he will not be in the line-up vs. the Senators tonight as the Blueshirts will stick with the same group that tied a season high five goals against the Flyers Tuesday night.

Gross adds that Henrik Lundqvist will be back between the pipes for the ninth straight game.

Zuccarello will be wearing his familiar #36.

Here's Zuccarello on being back with the Rangers (via Gross)…

“I just have to do my job and do what I do best and try to create some offense and see what they tell me to do and I’ll do that,” said Zuccarello before being asked whether he thinks he can pick up right where he left off in the NHL from last season when he finally was starting to look comfortable. “I hope so. Obviously it’s a little different game over here so it might take me a little bit of time. The system here is clear so you just stick with the system and it will come automatically. I’m happy to be back and see all the guys. I just have to come and do what I do and we’ll see what happens."

…i know Zuccarello just signed this morning, but I'm sort of surprised he's not right in there. Only 16 games left, if the Rangers signed him to help this team, why is he not in the line-up.

…not surprised to see Lundqvist back in there. Got to assume, Biron is likely to get the call Saturday night in Montreal.

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