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Kevin Klein injury: Being re-evaluated by team doctors

Per Larry Brooks, defenseman Kevin Klein is on his way back to be re-evaluated by New York Rangers team doctors after having independent x-rays performed. When a player is re-evaluated by team docs, it usually means the x-rays found something, and it’s up to the team to assess the treatment plan. Klein left the game with 19 seconds left in…

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Jesper Fast injury: what options do the Rangers have upon return?

In case you missed it, Jesper Fast is currently skating in a non-contact jersey at practice. While there is no timetable for his return, it is always promising to see someone with a knee injury skating again. Eventually he will return to the lineup, and at that point, the Rangers will have a bunch of lineup questions that will need…

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Jesper Fast injury: Knee sprain, out 2-3 weeks

An update on the Jesper Fast injury has come in, courtesy of Andrew Gross, and it is not that good. Fast will be out 2-3 weeks with a first degree knee sprain. The rookie winger was hitting his stride with the Rangers, rotating between third and fourth line RW duties and playing a critical role on the penalty kill. Fast…

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Henrik Lundqvist out one month with neck injury

Per Larry Brooks, goalie Henrik Lundqvist will be out one month with a neck injury sustained last week. Hank was struck in the throat with a shot against the Carolina Hurricanes last Saturday, finished the game, and played Monday against the Florida Panthers before being a last minute scratch against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Cam Talbot will get the…

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Henrik Lundqvist injury update: Day-to-day

After giving everyone a big scare yesterday, the New York Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist’s injury is not overly serious, and he is day-to-day. Hank was a last minute scratch last night, prompting the Rangers to recall MacKenzie Skapski to serve as backup for Cam Talbot. Lundqvist will likely miss the weekend’s games against Nashville and Dallas, and it’s…

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Henrik Lundqvist unavailable, MacKenzie Skapski recalled

In some “uh oh” news, Henrik Lundqvist is unavailable tonight, and is being checked out for something “throat related.” MacKenzie Skapski has been recalled to serve as the backup tonight against the Boston Bruins. Cam Talbot will get the start. If you want to panic, feel free to in the comments.

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Lineup notes: Stepan unlikely, Miller to center, Glass dressing

Per Brett Cyrgalis, Derek Stepan was not on the ice for practice and is not expected to play tomorrow in Boston. Tanner Glass, a healthy scratch for the last six games, was skating on the fourth line, which was one of three new lines: Rick Nash-Derrick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Martin St. Louis Carl Hagelin-Dominic Moore-Lee Stempniak Tanner Glass-Kevin Hayes-Jesper…

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How Stepan fares over the next four games could be telling
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Derek Stepan will not return

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan will not return to the game tonight at MSG. Stepan took a nasty slash from Matt Martin in the first period, toughed it out for a bit, but did not play for the second half of the game. The Rangers will probably lose this game tonight (losing 3-0 at the moment), but losing Stepan…

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Stempniak isolated for team, tested for mumps

Per the Rangers Twitter, winger Lee Stempniak is being isolated from the team and being tested for the mumps. Stempniak would be the third Rangers player to contract the mumps, following Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard. Glass has been healthy for a few weeks, and Brassard was cleared to practice with the team tomorrow. Also, Joey Crabb in Hartford is…

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Brassard has the mumps, sent home from club

So I missed this today, but Derick Brassard has been sent home from the road trip and will not partake in team activities after being diagnosed with the mumps. Tanner Glass replaced him in the lineup tonight.