Henrik Lundqvist Status: Rangers Goalie Not Playing Against Devils Tonight

New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist was a lock to start against the rival New Jersey Devils, until tonight that is.

For the first time since Dec. 17, 2006, the Rangers will not be starting a game against the Devils with Lundqvist in net. For Lundqvist, this will snap a streak of 32 straight starts against New Jersey. Lundqvist has an all-time record of 23-9-5 against the Devils.

The All-Star goaltender is getting a break tonight and Martin Biron will be in-between the pipes. Rangers head coach John Tortorella did not describe this as a shocking move.

"We talked about this prior to the All-Star game, that we were going to go this way," Tortorella said. (via Yahoo! Sports)

Lundqvist started the 2012 NHL All-Star Game for Team Alfredsson and allowed three goals and made nine saves. He is expected to return to action on Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

For more on Rangers hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Blueshirt Banter.

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