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Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers: Rosters and Projected Lineups

Here’s what the lineups and rosters look like for the Hurricanes’ first home game of the season against the Rangers

NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

As the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice at the PNC Arena for the first time this season, Jeff Skinner is expected be in the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings with a middle-body injury. However, Bill Peters says Skinner is a game-time decision. Here is what is expected after morning skate:

Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Sebastian Aho
Teuvo Teravainen - Elias Lindholm - Phil Di Giuseppe
Bryan Bickell - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg

Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Noah Hanifin

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Injuries and Scratches: Jakub Nakladal (healthy), Martin Frk (healthy), Andrej Nestrasil (healthy)

Pavel Buchnevich is back in the Rangers’ lineup after being out of the lineup since Oct. 15 due to back spasms. Also, defenseman Dylan McIlrath is headed to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL after clearing waivers today.

This is how the Rangers lined up last game; expect Buchnevich to take the injured Jooris’ spot on the right wing. It was announced yesterday Henrik Lundqvist will get the start in net.

Jimmy Vesey - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash
J.T. Miller - Mika Zibanejad - Mats Zuccarello
Michael Grabner - Kevin Hayes - Jesper Fast
Brandon Pirri - Oscar Lindberg - Pavel Buchnevich

Ryan McDonough - Nick Holden
Marc Staal - Kevin Klein
Brady Skjei - Dan Girardi

Henrik Lundqvist
Antti Raanta

Injuries and Scratches: Josh Jooris (separated shoulder, 3-4 weeks), Chris Kreider (neck spasms, day-to-day)