Predicted blizzard already impacting Rangers' plans

NEW YORK (AP) The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.

With the NHL All-Star break ending Monday, the Rangers had planned to practice at their training center rink in Westchester County one day before traveling to Long Island to play the rival New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

But with forecasters calling for potentially 2-to-3 feet of snow on Monday and Tuesday, the Rangers say they will practice late Monday afternoon at the Nassau Coliseum - the Islanders' home arena in Uniondale - instead.

The Rangers would likely then stay overnight on Long Island and be in place to play there Tuesday, should the game remain scheduled.

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