Rangers (51-22-7, 109 pts) @ Penguins (49-25-6, 104 pts)
MORNING SKATE BUZZ
PITTSBURGH -- Defenseman Matt Niskanen is not participating in the morning skate and indications are Niskanen is expected to be held out of the final two regular season games. In regards to his availability for the playoffs, the Penguins have yet to reveal the extent of Niskanen's injury. Niskanen is believed to have reaggravated a shoulder injury in Tuesday night's game, an injury that previously kept him out of a handful of games. Brian Strait will take his spot in the lineup.
Meanwhile, Steve Sullivan's status is believed to be up in the air tonight.