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Rangers bump Ryan Lindgren from lineup, allowing Marc Staal to return

Ryan Lindgren of the Rangers checks Kevin Shattenkirk of the Lightning at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 29. Credit: Jim McIsaac

David Quinn knew he wanted to get veteran defenseman Marc Staal back into the lineup after sitting the 32-year-old alternate captain for three straight games, but the question the second-year coach was faced with was which defenseman would he take out to create an opening for Staal?

He settled on taking out Ryan Lindgren, the 21-year-old rookie who had been the one who bumped Staal out of the lineup in the first place.

“I don't feel great about sitting Lindgren – he's done some good things,’’ Quinn said.