Kevin Shattenkirk New York Rangers
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Friday was not a great day on the injury front for the New York Rangers, who lost yet another key player to injury.

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The New York Rangers returned to the ice following Thursday’s win over the Sabres with major news.

DeAngelo Up/Shattenkirk Out

We all knew that the Rangers were going to recall a defenseman Friday afternoon, but the recall is much more than what we were told.

The Blueshirts announced that Tony DeAngelo was recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack. DeAngelo was sent down to Hartford in late October after getting a chance out of training camp to show he can make it. The 22-year-old defenseman was acquired as part of the Derek Stepan/Antti Raanta trade last offseason.

Along with the recall of DeAngelo, the Rangers also announced that Kevin Shattenkirk will be out indefinitely due to a torn meniscus. Shattenkirk had been playing with the injury for the majority of the season. The injury just became too much for Shattenkirk to handle and now he will have to miss time. Shattenkirk will have surgery on Monday.

Kevin Hayes and Marc Staal Update

The Rangers will be without Marc Staal and Kevin Hayes for another game.

Both Hayes and Staal will travel with the Rangers and skate before the Rangers take on the Avalanche. There is a “50/50 chance” that Hayes and Staal could make their return.

With Hayes missing another game, the Rangers also recalled Daniel Catenacci as insurance in case of another injury.

Lias Andersson takes a step closer to the NHL

To go along with all of the other moves the Rangers announced today, this one has gone unnoticed.

Lias Andersson has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack. This season Andersson has been playing in the Swedish Hockey League where he was assigned to following training camp.  Andersson is still recovering from a Grade 2 AC joint injury after playing in the World Junior Championship medal game.

Other Rangers News

  • The Real Talk Rangers podcast makes its return, listen to it here.
  • ESNY’s Frank Curto gives a small introduction to the Rangers newly recalled center Peter Holland.
  • Blueshirt Banter’s Shayna Goldman asks if Pavel Buchnevich deserves to be in a top-six role?
Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.