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Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Cody McLeod will play for the Rangers tonight in place of Vlad Namestnikov. (Stephenson)

The rest of the lines are the same as they were on Thursday:

  • Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich
  • Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello
  • Ryan Spooner, Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast

During the preseason, McLeod said that his job is to "stick up for teammates" and Quinn said, "he's a straight-line player and has an edge to his game. (NY Post & NYR Game Notes)

McLeod played under Quinn when he was an assistant with Colorado in 2012-13.

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Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

The Rangers have announced that Cody McLeod has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Rangers. (NYR)

McLeod was claimed off of waivers last season by the Rangers from Nashville.

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Dec 5, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Cody McLeod (55) yells at Dallas Stars right wing Brett Ritchie (not pictured) during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Predators defeat the Stars 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Dec 5, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Cody McLeod (55) yells at Dallas Stars right wing Brett Ritchie (not pictured) during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Predators defeat the Stars 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

1/30/18 | On Tuesday, Vigneault said that McLeod is a big body, north/south player that brings energy and is a good teammate.

he added that "with our situation as far as depth, we felt that it was the right thing to do and he will get a chance to play in the next game."

McLeod said that he wants to bring energy and do whatever he can to help the Rangers. (NYR)

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