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Dorsett making his Rangers’ debut this afternoon

May 4, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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After losing Game 1 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals, the New York Rangers will get some extra help this afternoon.

26-year-old forward Derek Dorsett is expected to make his New York debut, based on the Rangers’ report on Twitter and ESPN’s Katie Strang.

He’s projected to play alongside Taylor Pyatt and Derick Brassard on the Rangers’ third line.

Dorsett was acquired by New York on April 3 from the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of the Marian Gaborik trade. However, Dorsett hasn’t played since March 7 due to a fractured clavicle. He’s a physical forward who had nine points, 53 penalty minutes, and 55 hits in 24 games in the 2013 regular season.

Brian Boyle is also expected to be inserted into the lineup while Chris Kreider and Kris Newbury are projected to be scratched.

The Washington Capitals’ lineup is unchanged, according to the Washington Times.

The game will start at 12:30 p.m. ET and is on NBC.

  1. stakex - May 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Kreider was one of the Rangers better players the other night. I have no idea why Torts would scratch him in favor of Boyle, who has been the invisible man all season.

  2. operwapitsai - May 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    please? a caps article or two? I would love to hear about my favorite team once in a while and not what Crosby had for breakfast on how day off lol. but seriously it would be great to get a little more well rounded coverage if you guys had the time. thanks

  3. operwapitsai - May 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    oh never mind the washington capitals lineup is to remain unchanged. there we go boys

  4. 2qswing - May 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Jackets ticket holder here. You guys are going to love Dors. Tough Western Canada kid. Fearless player, tireless worker AND has a bit of offensive skill. He’s the guy I hated losing the most in the trade. Good luck Dors.

    • therealjr - May 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Never heard of the guy until I watched the game today. I agree, if you love douche, you will love Dorsett.

  5. gmenfan1982 - May 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I agree. Kreider played really well in Game 1. He was actually visible out there.

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