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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Brad Richards returning tonight vs. Senators

Brad Richards, who missed the past two games from the after-effects of Patrick Kaleta's hit, will return tonight, caoch John Tortorella said, but did not disclose the rest of the lineup, except for Henrik Lundqvist in goal.

Richards' dressing likely means changes in three of the four lines. Thinking either Stu Bickel or Micheal Haley will sit, unless Roman Hamrlik rests after his Rangers debut last night and Bickel goes back to D.

Also, Lundqvist's start raises the question of when Martin Biron gets his next start? Washington? Buffalo?

Stay tuned...we'll know in warmups.

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