As the NHL season winds down, there are a handful of team that still have a lot to play for. The New York Rangers are not one of them.
The Rangers are locked into the first wild card spot in the East and also know they will be playing the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
So, with very little to play for, many of the Rangers won't on Wednesday.
Head coach Alain Vigneault will be sitting Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello and Jesper Fast for Wednesday's game in Washington calling all four plays "day-to-day."
"They've all been playing through certain bumps and bruises," Vigneault said per the Rangers' website. "So we can at this time give them a couple days here but I'm not exactly sure how things are going to unfold here."
The Rangers won't be completely devoid of star players, however, as goalie Henrik Lundqvist will start. It will be his fourth start since returning from a hip injury that forced him to miss three weeks in March.
Said Lundqvist, "Obviously tomorrow is a pretty tough test for us against the best team in the League right now and try to get some points."