1:07PM: The Rangers held an optional morning skate this morning in Chicago that had the following players skating (Cyrgalis):
- Tony DeAngelo, Neal Pionk, Filip Chytil, Cody McLeod, Ryan Spooner, Vinni Lettieri, Brett Howden, Alex Georgiev.
Henrik Lundqvist is likely starting in net. (Cyrgalis)
Lettieri and DeAngelo stayed on for extra skating and are expected to be scratched tonight. (Stephenson)
The Rangers have announced that Matt Beleskey cleared waivers and has been assigned to Hartford.