Not shocking news by any means considering John Tortorella's ominous comments following Wednesday's game, but rookie Chris Kreider will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Flyers.
The 21-year-old winger sits out after struggling considerably through the first three games of the season, particularly with adjusting to the team's defensive structure.
Tortorella has not ruled out sending him back to the AHL for more seasoning if his growing pains persist.
The Rangers have recalled Kris Newbury, who will make his season debut against the 0-3-0 Flyers.
Newbury will also add some grit to the lineup in absence of Arron Asham, who sits out his second straight game with a mild groin strain. Defenseman Matt Gilroy will serve his fourth straight game as a healthy scratch.
Henrik Lundqvist in goal as the Rangers aim to keep their Atlantic Division rivals winless.