The first Battle of the Hudson during the 2011-2012 season between the New Jersey Devils (18-13-1) and the New York Rangers (18-8-4) is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (TV: MSG/MSG+) at the Prudential Center.
The Devils will be without their leading scorer, center Patrik Elias. Coach Peter DeBoer ruled out Elias because he has not recovered enough from a recent illness.
"He's still feeling it. He's home resting and will not play tonight," said DeBoer, who had also been affected by what he called a "24-hour bug." (via New York Post)
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