Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Blueshirts Ready for Blue Jackets

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Blueshirts Ready for Blue Jackets

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NEW YORK - Eventually, since the teams are now Metropolitan Division rivals, these Rangers-Blue Jackets' reunion games will seem more rote.

But tonight at Nationwide Arena marks the first meeting between the teams since they made two blockbuster trades within 10 months.

"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't one of those games that's been circled for a little bit," said Rangers defenseman John Moore, who was acquired on April 3 along with Derick Brassard and Derek Dorsett as Marian Gaborik was shipped to Columbus. "You won't have to tell guys to get up for that. There are a lot of familiar faces on both sides."

"It'll be exciting," Dorsett added. "It'll be a different feeling for me, for sure, just because I've never gone through a trade before. I enjoyed my time there but I've moved on."

Rick Nash, acquired from the Blue Jackets on July 23, 2012 for a package that included Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, will miss his 13th straight game with a concussion. …

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