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Report: No Brassard for Rangers tonight

May 19, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

No official word from the Blueshirts yet, but Derick Brassard won’t be playing tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals versus Montreal. From the NY Daily News:

Alain Vigneault would not reveal his Game 2 lineup after Monday morning’s skate at Bell Centre, but center Derick Brassard did not take line rushes and a teammate flat-out said: “Brass is out.”

So Dominic Moore was set to start a second straight game as the center between Benoit Pouliot and Mats Zuccarello, with Dan Carcillo preparing to dress on a fourth line with Brian Boyle at center and Derek Dorsett on the opposite wing.

Early in the first period of Game 1, Brassard took a big hit from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver and headed to the bench, but wasn’t there for long as he quickly headed to the locker room and didn’t return.

Brassard, 26, is tied for second on the team in goals this postseason, with four, and was averaging just under 15 minutes a night.

  1. dabutcha114 - May 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Don’t matter, the Habs are finished. LGR

  2. sportsfan69 - May 19, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Was Weaver’s hit on Brassard a legal or a hockey play? Can all the Montreal Canadian fans please stop whining when their team doesn’t win. The Rangers kick your butts.

    • freestyle1022 - May 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      You know it wouldnt be deemed legal if that was a Montreal player getting hit there..

  3. sportsfan69 - May 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Was Weaver’s hit on Brassard an illegal hit or a hockey play? Can all the Montreal Canadian fans please stop whining when their team doesn’t win. The Rangers kick your butts.

  4. bleedrangerblue - May 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Ya see us Ranger fans aren’t crying over the late hit.

    • joey4id - May 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Maybe, and I say just maybe you would be crying if your #1 goalie was knocked out of the series. Just saying. I don’t believe Krieder intentionally wanted to injure Price. Still, how can you fault the fans to be unhappy with the outcome?

      Keep it rule.

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