The Rangers could be without top-six forwards Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis due to bouts with the flu. If that's the case, there will be some changes to the Rangers' lineup that has won three games in a row and is returning to Madison Square Garden to take on the Phoenix Coyotes.
After the morning skate, head coach Alain Vigneault spoke to reporters about the team's current status with injuries due to illnesses, the possible callup of J.T. Miller from Hartford, the pairing of Kevin Klein and Raphael Diaz, the power play with Diaz on the point, the pregame ceremony planned for Henrik Lundqvist, the status of Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis and Derek Dorsett who are suffering illnesses, as well as John Moore's consusion symptoms and more.
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