Pavel Buchnevich will return to the New York Rangers lineup Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre (2 p.m. ET; TVAS, TSN5, MSG, NHL.TV). The forward has been sidelined with concussion symptoms. He was injured by a hit from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner during the second period of a 4-0 loss at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 1. The 22-year-old is third on the Rangers with 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) in 50 games. "He's in," coach Alain Vigneault said after Buchnevich skated in a normal jersey at practice Friday. He played right wing on the second line with Michael Grabner at left wing and J.T. Miller at center. Center Kevin Hayes (undisclosed) was given a maintenance day Friday and didn't practice. Vigneault said he is less than 50 percent to play. Defenseman Marc Staal, sidelined with a cervical strain, has been cleared for contact and practiced.
Buchnevich to return for Rangers against Senators
NHL.com | Feb 16