Note: Arron Asham Is Skating At The Rangers Optional

12:39PM: Gross says that Asham, Matt Gilroy and Kreider are likely to be scratches tonight.

12:35PM: Asham tells Gross that he is feeling better but will not play tonight. Kris Newbury will play.

Steve Zipay said that Asham and Chris Kreider stayed on the ice after the others left.

11:58AM: Kris Newbury is on the ice and wearing number 28 according to Gross

11:55AM: Gross notes that there are 12 players on the ice and Martin Biron is the only goalie.

Zipay adds that Brian Boyle, Mike Rupp, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Steve Eminger are on the ice as well.

11:54AM: Gross notes that Bickel is wearing a forwards jersey in practice.

11:53AM: Andrew Gross notes that Arron Asham is skating at the Rangers optional practice.

Asham missed last night’s game with a mild groin strain.

Steve Zipay adds that Stu Bickel, Carl Hagelin, Jeff Halpern and Matt Gilroy are on the ice.