During last night’s win over Arizona, attention shifted to the injury front, as Artemiy Panarin left the game and did not return. From Vince Mercogliano, the Panarin injury update is that he is day to day with a lower body injury. The return date is unknown.
Given the Rangers upcoming schedule, they only have two games in the next 11 days. They have Vegas tomorrow, then four days off, then Montreal, then another four days off. We may not see Panarin back in the lineup until the December 27 game against Detroit.
Panarin is the most important player on the Rangers. Giving him proper time to heal is important.