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2 cuts coming, 10 defensemen making Euro trip

With Marc Staal not making the trip to Europe with the Rangers, the team will bring the following ten defensemen overseas:

Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Mike Sauer, Steve Eminger, Michael Del Zotto, Tim Erixon, Brendan Bell, Blake Parlett, Dylan McIlrath and Stu Bickel.

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The team will still bring three goaltenders and 19 forwards, meaning that two forwards will be cut after tomorrow's game in Philadelphia.

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Brandon Prust (shoulder) will make the trip and, according to coach John Tortorella, play while over in Europe.

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The NHL's worst-kept secret--this season's Winter Classic between the Rangers and Flyers at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park--will be announced at a press conference tomorrow afternoon before the game.