The Rangers (28-32-13), who are out of playoff contention, are coming off a 3-2 home loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
They have had three days to prepare for Toronto. The teams have split their first two meetings this season.
Defenseman John Gilmour and forward Vinni Lettieri were called up from Hartford of the American Hockey League for the game Tuesday. Lettieri played in his 19th game for the Rangers this season. Gilmour played in the Rangers' final 28 games last season but was playing his first NHL game this season.
Rangers coach David Quinn knows Gilmour as an opponent when he coached Boston University and the defenseman played at Providence.
"I liked his game," Quinn said. "He skates really well. I thought he did a lot of really good things (Tuesday) with the puck. He made some good anticipation plays offensively."
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist surpassed 50,000 minutes of NHL playing time during the game against Detroit, all with the Rangers.
Alexandar Georgiev will get the start in goal Saturday for New York. Left winger Chris Kreider (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day and will not play. Defenseman Marc Staal (upper body) felt better but his status will be determined Saturday.
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