About 45 minutes into the Rangers first post-season practice -- and two days before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Flyers -- C Derick Brassard left practice limping and holding his lower back. J.T. Miller subbed for him on a line with Benoit Poulito and Mats Zuccarello for the rest of the session.
Missing Brassard would also disrupt the second power play unit. Miller, just recalled Monday, was not in the line rushes earlier.
Chris Kreider did not practice.