Lundqvist will not face the Devils on Tuesday

All-Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist won’t be in net for the New

York Rangers when they play the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night,

ending a string of 32 consecutive starts against the metropolitan

area rivals.

Rangers coach John Tortorella said Tuesday that backup Martin

Biron will get the call in the team’s first game following the

All-Star break. Lundqvist is expected to return on Wednesday when

the Rangers play in Buffalo.

The previous time Lundqvist did not start a Rangers-Devils game

was Dec. 17, 2006.

”We talked about this prior to the All-Star game, that we were

going to go this way,” Tortorella said.

Lundqvist has a career record of 23-9-5 against the Devils.

Martin Brodeur is scheduled to play goal for New Jersey.