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The injury bug has hit the New York Rangers hard this year. Tuesday, it reared its ugly head—again—taking aim at a pair of defensemen.

The New York Rangers cannot escape injuries and setbacks this year.

Kevin Shattenkirk will not be replacing Tony DeAngelo in the Rangers lineup because of a small setback. Shattenkirk will not skate for a few days pushing his return date back.

For DeAngelo, he had an MRI Tuesday morning after falling into the boards in the team’s 6-3 win over Carolina Monday night. DeAngelo’s play has been slowly improving over the last couple of weeks as he has gotten more playing time with Shattenkirk being out since late January.

Georgiev Back In Net

Alexandar Georgiev will get his second start in a row following a solid performance Monday night. Georgiev made 41 saves on 44 shots against continuing to show that he deserves a fulltime opportunity in the NHL.

The opponent is not an easy one for Georgiev as he will be in goal against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. Georgiev has fared well in his five games with the Blueshirts. He has a .930 save percentage with a goals-against-average of 2.73.

Sproul Returns From Hartford

With the DeAngelo injury, the Rangers recalled Ryan Sproul from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Sproul appeared in just four games for the Rangers this season. He has recorded two points and six shots on goal in that time.

The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award

Voting is officially open for the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award.

Fans can vote for the player that they think goes above and beyond the call of duty. The award will be given out in the Rangers final home game of 2017-18 on March 30.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.