The New York Rangers held practice Monday afternoon without three of their starters as goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Mika Zibanejad were listed as day-to-day, and Jesper Fast continues to deal with a personal matter.
The New York Rangers held a practice Monday afternoon while missing three of their starters.
Both Zibanejad and Lundqvist are listed as day-to-day. Zibanejad was injured late in the first period of Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Boston Bruins. He took what appeared to be a shoulder-to-head hit and though he did play in his next shift, he was subsequently removed from the game and did not return.
The injury was announced as an upper-body injury and is not presumed to be concussion-related as he was not officially placed in concussion protocol.
There was no announcement of what classification of injury kept Henrik out of participating in practice Monday afternoon.
Zibanejad is feeling better, DQ said, and possible for tomorrow. Fast should be good to go. Lundqvist is fine, but Georgiev is playing tomorrow. Chytil and Shesterkin playing great in HFD. They'll discuss today whether to make a callup.
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“Zibanejad is feeling better, DQ said, and possible for tomorrow. Fast should be good to go. Lundqvist is fine, but Georgiev is playing tomorrow. Chytil and Shesterkin playing great in HFD. They’ll discuss today whether to make a callup.”
The Rangers play the final home game of this five-game set on Tuesday night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET
The nationally televised game can be seen on NBCSN.