October 7, 2011 8:45 am

Scouting the Rangers

Well, here we go. A reminder that today’s season opener begins at 10 a.m. Pacific time and can be seen on Versus and heard on 1150-AM and affiliates, with Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans. As we slept here in Stockholm, the Kings announced overnight that defenseman Jake Muzzin had been activated from injured reserve and loaned to Manchester of the AHL. The Rangers feature new No. 1 center Brad Richards, the summer’s big free-agent catch who turned down an offer from the Kings to go to New York. For the latest on the Rangers, check out a couple stories, followed by the expected lineups for both teams…

NY Rangers’ roster moves: Staal, Avery, Erixon (Daily News)

Rangers claim Woywitka; Erixon could play (Post)

KINGS LINEUP
Gagne-Kopitar-Williams
Richardson-Richards-Brown
Parse-Stoll-Hunter
Clifford-Lewis-Moreau

Mitchell-Doughty
Scuderi-Johnson
Martinez-Greene

Quick
Bernier

(Scratches: Drewiske, Penner, Westgarth.)

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RANGERS LINEUP
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Mike Rupp-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

(Scratches: Brendan Bell, Erik Christensen, Jeff Woywitka; IR: Marc Staal.)

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