The lines at practice yesterday were:
- Derek Steapan, Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik
- The Pack Line
- Ruslan Fedotenko, Brian Boyle, Brandon Prust
- Mike Rupp, Erik Christensen, Mats Zuccarello
The best case scenario is that Stepan clicks on the top line and the Rangers biggest concern, besides no Marc Staal, is what to do with the fourth line. If Step doesn't work out, then maybe we see Mike Rupp got a shot on the top line or Mats Zuccarello or the original choice, Wojtek Wolski. That solves the problem though of not having a center for that line, but still has the issue of Stepan not getting enough ice time.