Rangers Roundup: Keith Kinkaid starts, Quinn back, Knoblauch an assistant, and no Kravtsov yet

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Mar 22, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) and goaltender Keith Kinkaid (71) celebrate after a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers will have Keith Kinkaid back in net to take on the red-hot Capitals and goal scoring machine Alexander Ovechkin. This will be a real test for the Rangers defense who have given up 81 shots in their last two contests.

David Quinn back behind the bench

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David Quinn will be back behind the bench following a long stint on the COVID protocol list. Kris Knoblauch will move to the assistant coach position with David Oliver still not cleared. Lineup wise, Phil Di Giuseppe will replace the recently traded Brendan Lemieux in the lineup.

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Vitali Kravtsov is not being rushed into the lineup. David Quinn would like to work with him in practice before he makes his NHL debut.

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