Dan Girardi will be scratched tonight and replaced with Adam Clendening in the Rangers lineup. (Brooks)
Girardi was told yesterday by Alain Vigneault that he won't play tonight and reportedly "understands."
Alain Vigneault said that the decision to scratch Girardi is "preventative" and that it was discussed when he was recovering from his injury that he wouldn't play back to backs to start. (Brooks)
Clendening last played on 10/22 against the Caps.
Clendening will play with Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh will skate with Nick Holden and Brady Skjei will skate with Kevin Klein. (NYR)