1:17PM: On why Lindberg was scratched, Vigneault said "our fourth line is getting a little bit of chemistry and Hayes had a good game, last two games were good outings, and we have a LW coming in. Oscar has played well but I want to get Kreids in." (NYR)
11:30AM: Oscar Lindberg will be scratched tonight for the Rangers when they play the Bruins at MSG. (Gross)
Chris Kreider is returning for the Rangers.
On Lindberg, Alain Vigneault said yesterday "I think he is like the rest of our group, he scored a big goal last night at a key moment, playing better at both ends of the rink. He is like the rest of our group, he needs to get better and he is getting better."
Lindberg had 1 goal and 9 assists with a minus two rating in 12 games in December after putting up 16 points in 25 games in October and November.