Stu Bickel may line up as a forward on the fourth line on Wednesday of Arron Asham can't play because of a mild groin strain.
The Rangers said Wednesday that Asham is "OK" but they didn't say whether or not he would play. "Playing forward or D? Obviously, I've got to be prepared to play both," said Bickel. "It doesn't really affect my mental preparation. I bring the same elements to the table either way. Obviously, naturally I'm a defenseman, that comes more naturally to me. But yeah, I just want to play."