Lane MacDermid will make his NHL debut against the Rangers. MacDermid got the call from assistant GM Don Sweeney on Saturday after waking up from his pregame nap before Providence’s game. MacDermid will wear No. 64.
MacDermid is a hard-nosed wing who isn’t afraid to fight. Tough to imagine, however, that MacDermid will square off against John Scott.
MacDermid should replace Daniel Paille on the fourth line. No word on the nature of Paille’s injury.
MacDermid’s parents and girlfriend will be in attendance. His family was visiting MacDermid in Providence. They traveled to New York by train.
Paul MacDermid, a former Whaler, played 690 career NHL games.