I was saying Boo-urns: Rangers’ Nieves to make NHL debut

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There’ll be a new face in the Rangers lineup tonight when they take on the Canucks in Vancouver.

Cristoval “Boo” Nieves — who essentially goes by the “Boo” nickname, given to him as a child — will make his big league debut on Tuesday, the club has announced.

Nieves, taken 59th overall at the 2012 draft, enjoyed an impressive four-year career at the University of Michigan before turning pro last season. He signed his entry-level deal in March, played eight games with AHL Hartford — scoring five points — then got off to a good start with the Wolf Pack this season, notching six points in 13 games prior to his recall on Monday afternoon.

The 22-year-old’s debut comes at the expense of Chris Kreider, currently sidelined with an upper-body injury, and Pavel Buchnevich, who is out with back spasms.

At the morning skate, Nieves was skating on the club’s fourth line with Oscar Lindberg and Brandon Pirri.

Considered to be a potential first-round pick in his draft year, Nieves has a solid frame — 6-foot-3, 200 pounds — and can really skate for a player of his size. Per Newsday, he might also get a look on the Rangers’ penalty kill this evening.