McIlrath will enter the Rangers' lineup Monday night against San Jose, the New York Daily News reports.

The big, tough blueliner was a healthy scratch for the season's first two games, but injuries to Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein will allow him to step into Monday's lineup against the defending Western Conference champs. The 24-year-old shouldn't be expected to provide much offense, but fantasy owners in deep formats could get some hits and PIM out of him.

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